Here’s a communication received from the Vesna Nuon Committee:
Major change is coming to Lowell, and I would like to lead us through this change as the city’s next mayor. In the next two years, Lowell will see the adoption of a new form of government, the beginning of the high school and other major projects, and the opportunity to hone our vision for future growth. I believe that my record during the current City Council term recommends me for this leadership role.
In the past two years I reached out to all neighborhoods for feedback regarding a more representative government, helped expand city boards and commissions to allow for more participation, advocated for more inclusive hiring practices, directed new revenues to municipal and school building maintenance, and won the city’s support for the Community Preservation Act to reinvest in parks, historic buildings, and affordable housing.
As mayor, I will continue this work and help us become a city whose government and city workforce reflect the community they serve, a city whose parks, schools, and housing are shared resources that everyone benefits from. I will also continue to reach out to all communities and invite more participation in the decision-making process.
I am grateful for the widespread support I received from our voters in the two past elections. During the next couple of weeks, I will reach out to the other councilors-elect to share my vision for Lowell’s future and to discuss how we can work together to make Lowell a city we can all be proud of.