In November 2016, Greensboro voters approved allowing the City to borrow up to $126 million for parks and recreation, housing, economic and community development, and transportation projects. These projects will contribute significantly to economic growth and job creation for Greensboro. Nancy is committed to working with all stakeholders toward to the implementation of these projects for future successes in Greensboro. Additionally, Nancy is dedicated to addressing the areas of poverty and food insecurity. She knows that success in this area leads to employment of more of Greensboro’s citizens which, in turn, contributes to the overall success of Greensboro as a whole.
Nancy Vaughan on the Issues Facing Greensboro
Jobs and Economic Development
Nancy believes that everyone should feel safe in their own neighborhood and throughout our city. She is committed to making Greensboro the safest city in North Carolina for everyone, no matter where they live.
She knows that it is important to take steps to ensure public safety so that everyone’s health and everyday lives are secure.
Our police and fire departments’ primary goal is keeping our city and citizens safe. In order to make this happen, they need to be funded for continuous training and problem-solving skills. In addition they should be equipped with the necessary equipment and the staffing required to achieve that goal.
It is the City’s job to provide adequate infrastructure (including water, sewer, roads, sidewalks and more) for the city’s residents and businesses. Nancy has been a steadfast proponent of making the necessary investments in our infrastructure to give us an economic development advantage.
One of the most powerful economic development tools we have is our robust roadway system. Our infrastructure helps make Greensboro a leading logistics hub in the Southeast United States.
These investments have led to the development of two regional megasites which will enable us to attract advanced manufacturing employers. These potential employers will meet a ready, willing and well-trained workforce.
Maintaining our infrastructure typically involves high-cost investments; however, they are vital to our city’s economic development and prosperity.
Quality of Life
Greensboro has always been known for its exceptional quality of life, and Nancy knows that in order for Greensboro to thrive in the future, this must continue to be a priority. Greensboro is known as “Tournament Town”, and we continue to enjoy the contributions of the Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro Aquatics Center, and the Wyndham Golf Tournament. Nancy has played a major role in bringing new additions to our community, such as LeBauer Park, the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, and the National Folk Festival. Under her leadership, Greensboro is now looked upon as an ideal venue for projects and events such as these that will ensure Greensboro’s outstanding quality of life for generations to come.