The Downtowner Features Ward 1 Councilman On Its Cover

Have you picked up The Downtowner this week? An article on Martin Thomas Jr. is featured prominently on the cover! Councilman Thomas has been one of Wards Corners most effective advocates. Here are some highlights:

“With an educational foundation in urban planning, strong family ties to the Hampton Roads area, years of experience as an attorney, and a civic-minded background, Martin A. Thomas Jr. has the perfect credentials for city council. Jim English, longtime president of the Wards Corner Civic League, told The Virginian Pilot during Thomas’ campaign “Thomas knows how to negotiate, how the city works and how to get things done.” Don Musacchio, president of the Willoughby Civic League, told The Virginian Pilot that Thomas “has a knack for gathering the facts, asking questions and then convincing people of the right path forward.”

“Utilizing his educational and professional experience in public and urban planning, Thomas hopes to secure funding and execute the comprehensive plan in the best way possible. According to Thomas, work is “about halfway done at the moment.” He believes the plan is essential to the growth of Ward 1 and “we must continue to work this plan, period.”

Thomas aims to make Wards Corner an economically vibrant and family oriented destination. This will be accomplished with restaurants, small businesses, and neighborhood shopping centers. “A small business growing into a large business is the best thing that can happen for any local economy.”

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2 Responses to The Downtowner Features Ward 1 Councilman On Its Cover

  1. laurie naisith says:

    I am thrilled that Martin Thomas and his family made a very big decision to seek the Ward 1 Council seat. Serving in elective office is a family activity and investment of time. Ward one and the City and the Region are very fortunate to have his knowledge, experience and commitment to make years of planning a reality. And just think….he is just getting started! Laurie Naismith, Meadowbrook

  2. We have copies at the Book Exchange in Ward’s Corner if you need one.

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