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This often means an impossible schedule that she some how keeps up with. She is passionate about serving ALL members of our community, but isn't afraid of making an unpopular decision if she knows it is what is best for our city. This is why we have all grown to trust her so fully. Nominated by Sharon K.
For seven years Betsy Price has wisely and courageously represented Fort Worth as its mayor. Prior to this office, she was our Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector, a position which is proof of her financial acumen. She is gracious, very accessible, brave in the face of emotional storms, wise, and caring. She has a vision for making Fort Worth one of the most desirable places in the world to live. The highly volatile incident involving the confrontation between mother and her two daughters with a policeman, she handled with grace and diplomacy.
She has pushed biking lanes throughout our city to reduce traffic congestion. Also she has been involved with the beautification of our city, plus the revitalization of declining neighborhoods. She has been instrumental in bringing new businesses to our city.
Pleasant, creative, and highly industrious, she is a tremendous asset to our 16th largest city in the nation. Nominated by Kal S. I have known Betsy for many years, and her integrity in office is outstanding.
She never lets her position interfere with her warmth and friendliness. At a presentation she was giving at my daughter's high school, Betsy saw my daughter Sarah, stopped what she was doing, asked where her hug was, then took the time for Sarah to introduce betsy to her classmates. Just one example of Betsy's warmth and caring about all people in Fort Worth. Challenges for Forth Worth: One of her best innovations is her bicycle town halls, where she will meet up with a group of people anywhere in Fort Worth, and ride through the neighborhood talking about the issues everyone sees.
She goes through all neighborhoods, and anyone who wants to ride along can. It is truly an example of bringing government to the local level. Nominated by Kandy H. I've lived in Fort Worth since the year Before Mayor Price came along I never knew who our mayor was.
Nothing positive was happening in my city. I wasn't proud to say I lived here and I had a great mayor Thank you Mayor Price for all of your hard work and your hard work and wonderful ideas to come. Nominated by Tom W. Interactive with citizens, tackles issues expediently and fairly. Nominated by Billy S. Mayor Price approached her mayoral responsibilities as a public servant and not a politician. She consistently moves toward what is right and best for our City not just what is popular or easy.
She is also an advocate of personal health and understand the business world is more concerned with the health of a workforce than tax abatements. She can leave you in the dust when cycling with her. She is by far the best Mayor Fort Worth has had in my memory. Nominated by Hendric J. I had the pleasure of meeting Mayor Betsy Price at a conference where she impressed everyone she spoke to with her vision for Fort Worth.
The Mayor also displayed great charm and was persuasive in her arguments. I wish her well. Nominated by Stacy M. Betsy Price not only makes extraordinary contributions in her daily role as Mayor she willing shares her gifts, talents, keen-eye and expertise with others.
The City of Fort Worth business model calls on mentors and leaders capable of working in concert with others, able to collaborate in creative endeavors, innovate, inspire, and contribute without dominating any undertaking. Mayor Price brings this extraordinary skill to every project she undertakes and will continue to bring to the city of Fort Worth communities.
It is her extraordinary poise and style in contributing her best to all of her undertakings that creates an environment that draws the very best from her colleagues. She is an intelligent, capable, dedicated, and a personable professional. She truly exemplifies the quality of an outstanding, dedicated leader, who possesses personal integrity and a thoughtful communicative style. I am an ardent admirer of her giving spirit, creative talents and gifts, as well as the poise she radiates, no matter how demanding or pressuring the situation.
This modern-day Renaissance woman inspires and possesses that unique consummate style of grace that weaves the thread of dreams and adds to the tapestry of leadership within our city. I highly recommend Mayor Price for the international award.
Nominated by Scott H. Prior to her first term running city government, Betsy Price for years was the county tax assessor-collector. Under her leadership, this office was as efficient and its employees as friendly as any I've ever encountered in any organization, public or private. And this is saying a lot, given how universally disliked taxes are. Mayor Price's "Rolling Town Halls" rotate through the city's neighborhoods, from its most wealthy to its least.
Anyone is welcome to join the regularly scheduled bike rides and to ask her questions before, during, or after. She demonstrates through her actions a that she doesn't have all the answers, b that exercise is important, and c that all residents' opinions matter, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Nominated by Belinda B. She has been an advocate for getting people out to exercise such as her favorite - bike riding.
She has been a strong ambassador all over the world for the city of Fort Worth. She is a wonderful example of how to get things done in a calm and rational way. Nominated by Cecile M. Fort Worth is growing right now. Nominated by Jeffrey N. She has a true vision of the city and its growth into the future and keeps that in mind with all that she does in her daily work. Nominated by Barbara M.
Fort Worth was facing a mounting pension crisis. Mayor brought the council together to find some solutions. She has also focused on promoting healthy community lifestyles and encouraging reading readiness.
Nominated by Dennis S. No mayor has more vitality, concern and empathy for the citizens and city that she represents She has made considerable effort to unite all segments od our city. She has manqged city finances in a very responsible manner. Nominated by Curtis B. Mayor Price works unceasingly to improve the quality of her cities citizens. Affordable housing in new developments is a problem. She is working to make sure affordable units are available.
Nominated by David and Jeane D. With all the issues that have been forwarded in community she continues to face them honestly, forthright and with ethical standards. She has faced minority concerns over treatment, fiscal challenges with unprecedented growth and maintains a proper attitude for a leader throughout. Always open and available for opinions.
She herself is a serious biker. Will have park meetings anytime, anywhere for discussions in all neighborhoods. Reducing crime and improving education are also at the top of her list! No day off for this mayor! Reviving the downtown area, which is now thriving. Helping the poor and homeless. Communication with all city neighborhoods. Involvement at all levels no matter the race. Police enforce-ment in most troubled areas. Food drives for the poorest when school is over.
Being very careful about spending. Promoting the city for trade and travel, Nominated by Lowell, Fort Worth: Mayor Price is very involved in Fort Worth activities not just normal working hours, but early in the morning and late at night and on the weekends. She has shown support for almost all organizations in Fort Worth and helps with many activities.
As an example of what she does, she hosts a "Rolling Town Hall" meeting about every 2 weeks or so. She leads several bicyclists and some walkers on them. The start of the ride is very slow and short so the walkers can participate. She asks everyone what needs to be done in Fort Worth and if there are any problems that need to be fixed. She also asks what's right in Fort Worth and going well. She encourages everyone to participate.
She is very down to earth and meets and talks to everyone at every meeting she attends. One does not have to attend a city council meeting to talk to Betsy and find out what's happening in Fort Worth. She is everywhere and very open to discussions about Fort Worth. She's the most wonderful mayor we've ever had in my lifetime in Fort Worth present. Nominated by Linda S. Fort Worth has a long history of successful leadership but none better than our current Mayor.
Under her leadership we have experienced an unprecedented period of sustainable growth and quality of life. Thank you Betsy Price. Nominated by Janet L. Betsy Price is a mover and a shaker and our City of Fort Worth is better for it!
She has focused on promoting jobs, strengthening education, fighting crime and improving mobility, and has made significant strides along the path toward her vision of a healthy, engaged and fiscally responsible city. She initiated FitWorth, a citywide initiative focused on promoting active lifestyles and healthy habits in both kids and adults. She believes in an engaged public, saying "It's Your Fort Worth.
She constantly motivates encourages our city residents and businesses to take our city to bigger and better levels and her vision for the city is outstanding! She is engaged in neighborhood vitality across the city and focused on targeting city investments to! It is a public-private partnership with the mission to have percent of third graders reading on grade level by These are only a few highlights, but trust me when I say that she is an amazing and passionate Mayor who has inspired a City to change for the better, both individually and collectively as a community.
Her innovations and ideas have led to incredible opportunities for our City and its residents. Fort Worth is an extremely diverse city-a city of different backgrounds, experiences, and ideas that makes a city stronger.
However, when portions of the community don't believe they have a voice or if they feel opportunity has passed them by, a divide can begin to grow. Fort Worth is not immune from the disparities that still exist across our country. The Task Force is taking significant public input and working with subject matter experts to assess ethnic disparities from criminal justice to jobs to housing and more.
As a result the Mayor truly believes we can make progress to close divides by listening with open hearts and minds. Mayor Price also remains committed to addressing the growing issue of homelessness in Fort Worth. Over the past several months, the City, led by Mayor Price, has taken important action on a number of fronts, including reorganizing the Continuum of Care Board to give local elected officials more input on homeless system funding and priorities.
Nominated by Fernando G. I moved to Montreal may years ago but still maintain ties to North Texas. Betsy Price has been an amazing mayor to the city of Fort Worth. Under her leadership Ft. Worth has gone from a sleep town next to Dallas to an amazing city that is modernizing, growing and surpassing what Dallas used to be. Nominated by Frances R. Very caring,and always does her best to better our city. Got our city bike trails, and now our trinity river trail is coming through.
Nominated by Karen K S. Mayor Price has done an excellent job leading the 15th largest city in the U. She is dedicated to our city and her work, but remains accessible to all. She has introduced the blue zone project to encourage healthy activities and conducts rolling town hall meetings across the city to hear from various constituencies.
She operates the city in a fiscally responsible manner and is always willing to listen. When racially charged incidents occurred in Fort Worth, Mayor Price formed a community wide task force to bring together community voices from all communities and Faith's to discuss the issues and present concrete recommendations for how to address these issues in an open and constructive manner.
She was able to obtain the agreement to serve from many well-respected community leaders, and the taskforce has provided and will continue to provide a resource for improvement and change throughout the community. Mayor Price is a major advertising asset for the city and metroplex.
She stands firm backing the police and firemen funds. She stresses the importance of excersise for all ages and sets the example by having groups ride with her while discussing city issues. The Ft Worth police department has had several racial complaints filed against them. Mayor Price has listened to both sides and allowed the police Chief to address these issues. She wants a full investigation and makes sure she is informed of the results. Nominated by Veronica C. I'm not sure she sleeps.
She has started so many new programs in the city geared at improving the city for everyone - blue zones and read Fort Worth to name just two.
She has done this with building partnerships with business. Nominated by Kathrun B. Mayor Price exemplifies how female leadership is effective in listening and striving to act on our concerns. From the beginning she has been engaged with the citizens with her rolling town halls, neighborhood meetings and many other events going on in the city.
We are very fortunate to have her collaborating with the Blue Zones Project to become a Blue Zones certified city in The health, wealth and well-being of our city will benefit in the years to come.
She and the council have appointed a committee to address the issue of discrimination in our city. This is an ongoing challenge which requires extensive investigation and thoughtful solutions. Nominated by Charles A. She has done much for her city in growth and development, crime prevention, and cares deeply thru her actions for education of our children.
I live in Dallas now but lived in Fort Worth many years. I have family in Fort Worth that have benefited greatly from the growth and prosperity of this amazing old, yet modern Texas city.
She has many challenges, as with any large city, but her recent work to support her police is amazing. Mayor Price really is making changes in community and police relationships. Nominated by J R. I live in a city near Fort Worth and what Mayor Betsy Price has done for the city of Fort Worth and surrounding areas has been amazing! One creative and outreaching to her community She loves biking and has rolling meetings with residents on a regular basis as they bike throughout different areas of the city: Nominated by Rocky F.
Mayor Price is helping make Fort Worth a destination city to come with its mixture of Fort Worth rich tradition of it Wild West heritage and modern contemporary culture. She is working on getting a new sports arena type venue to add to the economic development of the city.
She is a great advocate for all citizens to get active and get fit with being an avid bike rider. She is leading the push to work with other cities in the area to get Amazon to come to the DFW area. She is one of our cities jewels, not only does she have boundless energy she is incredibly smart and friendly.
We in Cowtown are honored to call her Mayor! Bike lanes and walking trails criss-cross every neighborhood. Her personal commitment to healthy lifestyle and her very visible way of showing people how this year-old grandmother stays active are helping to encourage others to join in. Mayor Price wrestles with leading a city facing issues ranging from an underfunded city pension plan, racial tensions and unbelievable population growth that puts strain on all public resources.
She is incredibly collaborative in how she tackles big challenges, such as an unacceptable number of school children who can't read at grade level. She teamed with the public school superintendent and the CEO of one of our high-profile corporations to launch a city-wide campaign called Read Fort Worth.
Nominated by Susan W. I have come to know mayor Price as a support of the special need community i serve. She always calls me by name and ask how things are at Hope Center for Autism. She is real, down to earth but wise and strong when pressed. She has had her share of bumps but listens and always has Fort Worth first. Nominated by Jennifer S. This woman is everywhere! The parade of lights, charity balls, biking ten miles a day on the trinity trails, she is the epitome of Fort Worth!
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She is someone women can look up to and men can respect, and vice versa. She has been the mayor for many years now because we all love her so much, regardless of party affiliation because we know she is pro Fort Worth. Personable, she has a hug, a photo, and a handshake for everyone. Currently, she and city leaders are tackling the Las Vegas Trail area of town.
She hopped a bus, and toured the dilapidated area, to formulate a plan on how to rid the residents and kids who live near the trail, of he drug dens, and prostitution. They then went after the hotels where these activities mainly took place, and started passing ordinances and using the city law to their advantage to move the drug dealers out.
New business is moving in and it is already starting to look so much better! Nominated by Jim L. I have known every fort worth Mayor sinceand they were all fine citizens and leaders.
But none has been as effective as Betsy Price, and she works so well with other community leaders within the state of Texas and Nationally. She has brought all sections of our city together both religious diversity and ethnic, economic status.
She has promoted our parks, zoos, historical venues, health, safety, police and fire departments. She has been a leader in economic and educational growth and crime reduction. Nominated by Kenneth H. Mayor Price is an exceptional leader. She is compassionate, strong and encourages the residents of Fort Worth to be involved in their city. Nominated by Terri M. She is out in the community on a daily basis, interacting with the citizens and listening to the concerns and visions of the people she comes in contact with.
Since day one of her administration, she has fulfilled her promise to be a "boots on the ground" advocate for Fort Worth!! Betsy is the BEST!! Fort Worth is a growing city and I think one of the biggest challenges that our Mayor has faced is encouraging the growth but helping Fort Worth to maintain its home town feel.
Mayor Price has served the City very effectively over the last 7 years. Her leadership has made us a more efficient and effective City government and made Fort Worth a more livable City. I think she has 2 or 3 clones to get to all of the community events she attends and she talks to everyone in her weekly walking or riding town halls. She is engaged, informed and makes great decisions that bode well for the future of Fort Worth. Changed attitudes toward multi modal transportation an advocate for education, literacy and health.
On the health front we will be the first large City to have a Blue Zones designation this year. She is a great leader and ambassador for Fort Worth we are lucky to have her as our Mayor. Nominated by Rains, Fort Worth: Mayor Price seems to be everywhere; she is so active in promoting Fort Worth and a healthy lifestyle. She speaks to many group functions, always talking about the latest developments that add to the quality of life in Fort Worth. Somehow, she still finds the time to participate in the latest charity run or bike ride.
Nominated by Carolyn P. The support and encouragement from Mayor Price has been first rate. She really cares about the community of Fort Worth and works hard for it every day. Nominated by Mel C. Mayor Betsy Price has been one of the most influential, respected and progressive Mayor's Forth Worth has ever had in it's history -she definately deserves to be considered for the World Mayor Prize!
Nominated by Matthew B. Nominated by Tom, Fort Worth: Mayor Price treats all residents of her city with the same level of respect and compassion regardless of their statuswealth, ethnicity, religion or gender. Mayor Price meets citizens in person daily and weekly to listen to their concerns and needs. Action plans are then developed and implemented to affect positive change. Nominated by Nancy K.
Betsy Price is dedicated to Fort Worth and puts forth every effort to make the city the best place for anyone to live. She has worked to make Ft. Worth a chosen location to conduct business and as a result Ft.
Worth has grown tremendously. Price has worked very hard to provide the parks and recreational facilities desirable for all of the citizens. There could not be a more hard working friend to a city than Betsy Price. Keeping pension promises to city workers has been a challenge for Mrs. Price but she is dedicated to seeing that changes are made to thwart pressure on the city's finances while securing the employee's retirement future.
Nominated by Renee B. I believe you would have to look long and hard to find a woman who more embodies the characteristics you describe above. Mayor Betsy Price has worked tirelessly to benefit all the citizens of our city. Funding of the retiree's pension fund is a major problem that will need to be addressed in the very near future, no solution has been presented yet but committees are working on resolution.
Nominated by Cynthia O. Betsy never backs away from a challenge whatever it maybe. Betsy rides a bicycle to and from work when she can and wanted everyone to do the same. She was able to get the city to start a bicycle rental program. She was also able to get the voters to approve many bond proposals for the city. Nominated by Richard R. I have never met a more level-headed, business minded, even-keeled uniter of people in my life.
The City of Ft Worth has had a long time stigma of not being a newcomer or new business friendly place. She systematically has worked towards changing this perception since day one!
She personally reaches out to major corporations and solicits the cities welcoming arms of these new comers and their employees. The economic growth and development of Ft Worth has expanded by leaps and bounds with her at the helm! Nominated by Harold N. Since she has been Mayor Fort Worth has been a lot safer place to live. The communities of the city stand behind her. Under her leadership the city has vastly improved in all areas.
One of her pet projects is the Tour De Fort Worth, a cycling challenge for cyclist, She herself participates and We are so proud of her. I am nominating Betsy Price for world mayor because of her great leadership skills and her ability to bring all people to the table for discussions and solutions. The city has been trying to reach out to the underprivileged and create better relationships between minorities and the police community. She has been highly successful in both of these areas that in turn benefits the whole city.
Nominated by Beverly N. She is prominent in every facet of our city and always shows interest and supports law officials as well as other programs going on here. Nominated by Carole D. Besides running this city in a very efficient manner, Betsy is always available to speak at graduations, speak at neighborhood group meetings, lead bicycle groups on treks around the city- she's just like a good neighbor and is accessible when needed.
She fights for the city of Fort Worth and I'm proud to have her as our mayor. Nominated by Tommy B. People person, everyone counts, never forgets your name Challenges for Fort Worth: Keeping our city strong competitive and financially able to meet our needs. Nominated by Mike C. The Mayor creates events that involves citizens to be informed of city concerns and projects. FitWorth programs, Blue Zone projects. Panther Island development Challenges for Fort Worth: Hardest working and smartest leader in the city.
She is leading successful efforts aimed at literacy, crime reduction, economic development, and race relations. Nominated by Karen S. I have known Betsy since our kids were in Elementary School, they are 38 now.
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She is extremely ethical and trustworthy. If she says she will do something, she will get it done! This would be a great honor and knowing how great SG has been with our Sister Cities Prigram and working and promoting Ft. Worth internationally, this would be a great fit! Nominated by Chris B.
This mayor is probably the most positive mayor that Fort Wirth has had in years as well a great advocate for corporate business move ins and Bicycle Safety. When Mayor Betsy came in, Fort Worth wasn't growing and we are now as well. She has increased physical activity in our city and had regular mayor town hall meetings by riding and or walking in all of our neighborhoods.
Nominated by Thomas O. Mayor Prince is intent on making this a "healthy" city and works tirelessly on this. She also works with the neighboring mayor of Dallas, just a short drive way, to contact leaders of other countries to tell them about us and why doing business with Dallas-Fort Worth is good for everyone.
Nominated by Linda R. Mayor Price is constantly out among the people. She knows her county and also works to meet the needs. She attends events in order to encourage. Nominated by Margit S.
Mayor Price has done exceptional work for Fort Worth. Economic development, turning the city into bicycle city. The city since she became mayor has increased in population because this city is a wonderful place to live.
Nominated by Ann A. She has gone out of her way to support and example the citizens of ft worth. She is very hands-on and tireless. Nominated by Doug L. Mayor Price has been a wonderful mayor for Fort Worth for many, many reasons. But one moment stands out in my mind, the time, when she was supporting the police at a Back-The-Blue event, when a somewhat unkempt man approached her from across the busy street.
She gave him a focused, warm greeting as she shook his hand. That she treats everyone well is a testament to the person she is and how she is as our mayor. Nominated by Brian L. Our city has never had a more beloved mayor. She truly speaks for all people in the city. She it too nice for people to fight with in council meetings. She also rides bikes and runs races promoting good health.
One look at recent Fort Worth and you can see how great she it. Balancing the city budget. Nominated by Richard D. Mayor Price has a global view point of our city and works to make a better quality of life in all areas of the city including areas of the most needy. Nominated by Lynette Jensen, Fort Worth: Nominated by Jayne L. Betsy Price has brought many new businesses to our city creating thousands of new jobs.
She is the most accessible Mayor ever Nominated by Sheri C. I've never been interested or cared about whom the Mayor is, until Betsy Pruce stepped into office. She truly cares about our city.
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She is very involved with the different activities that are being put on. She doesn't just stand on the sidelines. She gets right in there and participates. I never hear negative statements being made about her. And in this day and age. That's almost unheard of. Nominated by Tamra, USA: Her contributions are outstanding and she truly deserves the honor you have bestowed on her by your nomination to this worthy international award.
I cannot begin to list all that she has done for Fort Worth because they are too numerous to name. Fort Worth is the largest U. Thank you for recognizing Mayor Price.
Nominated by Steve, Fort Worth: Responsible and involved with the citizens. Rides bicycles regularly throughout the city Blue Zone Project with groups of citizens. Working on changing Las Vegas Trail street area from poverty.
Nominated by Robert M. Positive life long Community involvement; game changing public servant for most of adult life; roll model: City image was relatively unhealthy life style Mayor Price is a thoughtful and engaged citizen who just happens to be our Mayor. Her bicycle led town hall meetings are open to all citizens and a simple but effective way to connect with her city.
She is a champion for our city! Nominated by Kaci S. Creating market conditions for Employment We have study after study, report after report that outlines we need to be more decisive and proactive in our attainment and servicing of lands for employment use. We continually have to turn companies away looking to expand in Fort Erie — and that cannot continue.
As mayor, I will make creating the conditions necessary for business locating and expansion a top priority.
Infrastructure Investment We need to look at different approaches to our roads and other infrastructure; that includes more real-time analysis and less reliance on five and year forecasts. Our rural roads also need their own strategy to ensure that they do not fall further and further behind.
Everyone pays taxes, and regardless of what street you live on, nobody should have to have a wheel alignment done once a month just getting to and from their home.
Accommodating Growth It is a reality that Fort Erie is geographically poised for tremendous growth over the next decade; how we manage that growth is in our hands. If we want to grow and keep the quality of life we enjoy with regards to woodlots and open space, then we need multi-story buildings.
It is absolutely criminal that when someone can no longer maintain their home, that they have to move to another town or city to find an apartment. Regardless of the subject matter, there is no problem that cannot be solved through creative and collaborative thinking and reaching out to all involved to find compromise and consensus. When you run for mayor you also need to be cognizant of all the council candidates thoughts, and ideas, and respect them when they are elected to council.
It is the role of the mayor to facilitate discussion, find common ground, and support the ward councilors in helping their constituents. The mayor needs to serve his councilors, not treat them like servants. If councilors believe their mayor has their best interest at heart, it fosters a good working environment where the focus is on bettering the entire Town, not just specific areas.
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We have been building momentum towards creating something remarkable in Fort Erie. We have built a strong team of Councillors and staff who are committed to serving the residents of Fort Erie.
We have pursued a strategic plan that has placed a focus on growth and prosperity, sustainable infrastructure and better communications and customer service.
There have been record housing starts in Fort Erie over the past three years, jobs are being created by new businesses and there is a sense of optimism in our community. But there is still room to improve and opportunities for greater success that await.
Fort Erie still needs a strong leader, with experience and a proven record of success to guide the community to the next level. Someone who understands the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished by people and organizations working together. Keeping living in Fort Erie affordable. Achieving our full potential. Fort Erie is growing. We want to attract new businesses, encourage the expansion of existing businesses and attract investment, which will provide employment, lead to more people moving to town and broaden the tax base.
The challenge is to maintain what residents love about Fort Erie — our closeness to nature. We have been designing policies that will allow us to integrate new development with our natural heritage features woods, wildlife habitat, wetlands. We have an opportunity to grow in a unique way and be an example for other communities. We want Fort Erie to be the home of choice for people of all ages, including young families. Keeping living in Fort Erie affordable: The cost of everything seems to be going up, including costs the Town has to pay for services and public works.
To garner better pricing for construction projects, the Town takes steps to be able to tender those projects early in the year when contractors are still looking for work. We also bundle projects to gain better pricing. Where possible, the Town will work with other municipalities to purchase goods or services to gain efficiencies.
This is necessary work that was traditionally deferred in order to keep taxes artificially low but can no longer be passed on to the next generations. The province mandates this type of asset management, and Fort Erie is well ahead of our neighbours in maintaining our infrastructure. We are also adopting policies that will encourage a mix of housing, including apartments, to provide more affordable housing for everyone and the ability for seniors to remain in Fort Erie as they age and no longer wish to maintain a home and property.
By collaborating with others, we are able to maximize the benefit while keeping costs low. Achieving our full potential: Fort Erie is a great place to live and raise a family. We have an abundance of natural riches, proximity to everything that large cities offer, safe streets, excellent schools, recreational facilities and programs for all ages and very engaged residents.