Beckley has a serious drug problem that is causing an awful lot of crime.
I will work to provide the training and additional resources necessary for our police department to implement a true and effective community policing initiative. I will focus more attention and resources on treatment options to help those already addicted, and do more to encourage and promote prevention programs to help ensure that our children are less likely to fall victim to this tragic epidemic.
The Path To Stronger Neighborhoods:
– Work collaboratively with citizens to identify and tackle tough issues;
– Strengthen where we live by creating a sense of place for area youth;
– Developing partnerships between citizens and police to help residents take back their streets.
I understand the real issues our residents face, like keeping a roof over your head, the lights on, food on the table and your kids safe on our streets. I am a senior accounting professional with over 17 years of experience, in helping business owners manage and grow their businesses. As a business owner myself, I have created jobs, and my experience has taught me that business owners are more likely to start new businesses, in places where people want to live.
Growing Our Economy:
– Expand the use of technology to market and promote our downtown, and to engage residents and make our city government more open and accountable;
– Support more creativity and innovation amongst our entrepreneurs, artist and young people;
– Support and maintain community and cultural facilities
– Make our city safe for all.
As your Councilman-At-Large, I represent the entire city. I will be dedicated to working with local leaders and community organizations to achieve measurable results in combating the prescription drug crisis, and playing an active role in helping create new opportunities, and a sense of place for area youth.
I am not an experienced politician, but I posess a very unique set of skills that makes me the best candidate for the job. I ask that you join me, as we set forth to start a new tradition of working together to build the best Beckley ever!
Strengthening Where We Live:
– Support local artists in and around the city;
– Engage private and public donors to support the arts in and around Beckley;
– Provide guidance and support to help smaller arts and cultural organizations thrive.
Focused on strengthening our neighborhoods, attracting new jobs and creating a sense of place for area youth… Vote Tony O. Martin for Beckley City Council-at-Large!Read More
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— CITY OF BECKLEY MUNICIPAL ELECTION DATES — VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS: APRIL 19, 2016 VOTE EARLY AT THE RALEIGH COUNTY COURTHOUSE: APRIL 27 – MAY 7, 2016 CITY OF BECKLEY “GENERAL” ELECTION DAY: TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016 (the same day as the Federal and State “Primary” Election Day) We all have a role to play,Read More
I understand the real issues our residents face, like keeping a roof over your head, the lights on, food on the table and your kids safe on our streets. I am not an experienced politician, but I posess a very unique set of skills that makes me the best candidate for the job. I askRead More