Andria McClellan to hold Meet & Greet at Wards Corner

October 18, 2015

Andria McClellan is running for Norfolk City Council’s superward 6 seat.  On Tuesday, October 27 from 5:30 – 7:30pm she will hold a Meet & Greet at Guads.  Please attend and tell Andria what she can do for Wards Corner!

The full invitation is below:

Andria McClellan will have a Meet & Greet on October 27 at 5:30pm at Guads.  Andria is running for the superward 6 Norfolk City Council seat.

Andria McClellan will have a Meet & Greet on October 27 at 5:30pm at Guads. Andria is running for the superward 6 Norfolk City Council seat.

Earlier this month, I announced that I am running for Norfolk City Council’s Superward 6 seat.  My reason to run is quite simple – I love Norfolk. It is an amazing place to live, work and raise a family. I love our history, our diversity, our unique neighborhoods and our urban core. Mike and I chose to move our young family to Norfolk more than a decade ago, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.  But I am concerned that more families, individuals and companies aren’t making the choice to call Norfolk home.

On the City Council, I will work to enhance our parks, bike paths and walking trails; activate our waterways; and, support our great cultural offerings.  I want to return our Norfolk public schools to the nationally-recognized education system it once was, so that more families move to Norfolk – and not leave it — to raise their children.  I will work to ensure that Norfolk is the best city in Hampton Roads in which to do business by supporting local business and attracting new ones – bringing both jobs and economic prosperity to our community. I want to create regional and actionable strategies to better address our flooding, so we can enjoy living with the water instead of being threatened by it.

Ultimately, I want to help create a city in which my three sons will want to raise their own families someday. And I want to work with you, my fellow citizens, community leaders, and supporters, to make this a reality.

I’d like to invite members of the community to join me at a Meet & Greet event on Tuesday, October 27th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Guad’s on Granby.  [This is free and open to the public, and it is not a fundraiser.]

I will share my vision for Norfolk, and I want to hear what issues matter most to you, your families and your businesses.

You can learn more about me and my campaign on my website, www.andriafornorfolk.com.  You can sign up under the “News & Events” section of the website or via our Facebook event page.

I hope to see you on October 27th!

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Come plan the future of Wards Corner

October 8, 2015
Denby Park properties to be purchased by City of Norfolk. YELLOW highlighted properties are to be purchased in 2014. RED highlighted properties were purchased in 2013. BLUE highlighted properties were purchased in 2011.

Denby Park properties purchased by the City of Norfolk. YELLOW highlighted properties were purchased in 2014. RED highlighted properties were purchased in 2013. BLUE highlighted properties were purchased in 2011.

A Charrette is planned for October 19, 2015 at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, 288 E. Little Creek Road, from 5:30 – 8pm. The entire Greater Wards Community is invited.

The Charrette is designed to get input from the community on the future of Denby Park.

The City of Norfolk, with significant input from Wards Corner residents, has made it a priority over the last 5 years to decrease the substandard housing in the “Texas Streets” portions of Denby Park. During that time the City has spent more than 6 million dollars purchasing and demolishing 193 of those substandard housing units. This has resulted in a drop in crime both in Denby Park and in the Wards Corner business district.

Now that the City is such a large landowner in Denby Park, they are looking for citizen input on what the future should hold for that portion of our City.

Come to the meeting and help decide what should be built in Denby Park – a park? residential? commercial? mixed use?


Candidate Forum to be held on October 12

October 6, 2015

Our friends at the Suburban Acres Civic League have extended the below invitation to their candidates forum:

Folks, I wanted to let our neighboring civic leagues know about our campaign forum this Monday evening October 12th (Columbus Day).

I haven’t seen much in the way of election info or forums so anticipate there might be some ‘pent up demand’.

We will have as our guests both candidates for the 100th District House of Delegates race, Delegate Robert Bloxom Jr. (R) and Willie Randall (D), as well as candidates for the 6th Senate District, Senator Lynwood Lewis (D) and challenger Richard Ottinger (R).

We are also having our fall “Crock Pot Cook-off” so please invite folks to bring a snack to share, or a crock pot dish to compete for prizes.

Due to the cook-off, and a flu-shot clinic by Farm Fresh Pharmacy, we have a special doors-open time of 5:30 pm instead of our normal 6 pm.  The meeting and forum begins at 6:30 pm.

We meet at Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street.

Thanks,

KEVIN


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