Mayor-elect creates citizen committees | The Enterprise
The Enterprise
Login
SearchHelpSubscriptions

TOWN OF SPRING HOPE

Mayor-elect creates citizen committees

Posted on November 15, 2021

Local newsTop news
Spring Hope Mayor-elect Kyle Pritchard is pictured at the Spring Hope Public Library, where he reviewed his citizen committee plans with The Enterprise last week. Pritchard plans to create seven advisory committees to help him govern the town.

Lindell J. Kay | Enterprise

Spring Hope Mayor-elect Kyle Pritchard is pictured at the Spring Hope Public Library, where he reviewed his citizen committee plans with The Enterprise last week. Pritchard plans to create seven advisory committees to help him govern the town.

lkay@springhopeenterprise.com | 252-265-8117

SPRING HOPE — Mayor-elect Kyle Pritchard is creating advisory panels to help guide the town’s future.

“I know I will work at the mercy of the board,” Pritchard said. “This plan isn’t to undermine anyone, it’s to make everything easier.”

The seven committees Pritchard plans to create are meant to support the town’s existing boards and provide residents a chance to be involved and be heard.

“One person can’t do it alone,” Pritchard said. “I need to listen to people, engage people and involve people.”

Pritchard said he doesn’t want to lose any momentum coming out of the election, so each committee will be given a specific task so several things can be worked on simultaneously.

The chair of each committee will serve on the mayor’s advisory board.

The committees, listed with brief explanations Pritchard provided, are:

INFRASTRUCTURE

The sole responsibility of the infrastructure committee is to plan and carry out the repair of outdated water pipes and valves, improve water quality and upgrade Spring Hope’s roads and sidewalks, technology and communications platforms. The chair will serve on the mayor’s advisory board as chief engineering adviser.

COMMUNCATIONS

The communication committee will establish and create new open, honest, trustful lines of two-way communication to keep residents better informed and engaged. The committee chair will sit on the mayor’s advisory board and serve as the mayor’s communications director.

DEVELOPMENT

Commerce, revitalization, development, growth and protecting Spring Hope’s history will be the core responsibilities of this committee. Committee members will build relationships with developers, entrepreneurs, visionaries and financiers with a goal of creating a prosperous commerce environment for all. The chair of this committee will serve on the mayor’s advisory board as the chief development adviser.

FUNDING AND GRANTS

The Funding & Grants Committee will work directly with state and federal level representatives and elected officials to forge strong relationships to help the town afford the ability to turn its vision and goals into reality. The chair of this committee will serve on the mayor’s advisory board as the chief finance adviser.

PUBLIC SERVICE AND COMMUNITY

Community togetherness, service, safety, events and citizen engagement are the top priorities of this committee. Members will help weave police officers and firefighters into the fabric of the community. The chair of this committee will serve on the mayor’s advisory board as the community director.

YOUTH, SENIORS AND VETERANS

Programs providing more interactions for the town’s  youth, seniors and veterans will the the utmost priority to this committee. Committee members will develop programs for seniors, veterans and all residents to relax, socialize and enjoy fresh air and sunshine and fun with friends. The chair of this committee will serve on the mayor’s advisory board as the quality of life adviser.

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

This committee will focus on making Spring Hope a destination people want to visit. Wedding venues, antique shops, horseback riding tours, festivals and events and agritourism are just a few examples of what travel and tourism looks like in Spring Hope. Marketing and advertising these venues, activities and events will be the key task for this committee. The chair of this committee will serve on the mayor’s advisory board as director of travel and tourism.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPECTATIONS

To be eligible to serve on one of the committees, applicants must live, own property or have a vested interest in Spring Hope.

Committee members will be expected to:

• Attend monthly committee meetings.

• Communicate and network with people to be their voice to the mayor.

• Always keep the community’s best interests at heart.

• Always think how decisions made will affect the town a decade or more years down the road.

• Must be self-sufficient with tasks assigned.

• Devote a minimum of two hours per month to working on committee goals.

To learn more about each committee or to sign up, visit Pritchard’s website, www.springhopemayor.com.

More Local news

A Rougemont woman is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in this Nov. 7 crash, which claimed a Nashville man's life.

Woman charged in wreck that killed Nash man

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 6, 2021

WILSON — A woman faces a misdemeanor death by motor vehicle charge in connection with a wreck that c...

Evans

Evans files for reelection

By Lindell J. Kay
| December 6, 2021

NASHVILLE — District Attorney Robert Evans has filed for reelection. "It has been my honor and priv...

Anyone with information about the man whose bones were found scattered in a roadside ditch in December 1979 is asked to call the Clinton Police Department at 910-592-3105.

UNIDENTIFIED

Clinton bones have no name

By Lindell J. Kay
| December 6, 2021

CLINTON — Authorities have never put a name to human remains discovered 42 years ago, bones scattere...


Local News

Powered by Nash & Pine | v4.2.1