LANC Chair Elections - Senator Brady Westwater
Candidate for LANCC Chair -
Senator Brady Westwater, President Downtown NC
Brady Westwater first became involved in Neighborhood Councils as one of the original organizers of the Downtown Neighborhood Council, an organization which he serves as President today.
Brady has been heavily involved in what would best be described as the "nuts and bolts" of various city-wide issues such as the DWP MOU, the Neighborhood Council Congress and even the 912 Commission selection process. He has also made Mayor Sam's Gadflies list with his very own blog.
Question: What are your top priorities if elected and what role, if any, do you see the LANCC having in leading the Neighborhood Council movement?
Answer: I will answer these as one question.
Our very first priority needs to be to expand our membership as quickly as possible to every part of the city and to include every certified NC. We also need to work with those who are not certified to help them become certified. I also feel that whatever services and help we can provide, should be freely extended to all NCs Â even if they are not yet voting members of the Congress.
As for priorities and how LANCC should lead the NCsÂ I see LANCC's primary responsibility as being the facilitator of other NCÂs in better serving their stakeholders and, secondarily, making themselves heard at City Hall Â which are two different, if often connected, goals. To do that, we need to set up committees to study how NCÂs can deal with the real world problems facing their stakeholders on a local level Â as well as on a citywide level.
Brady describes his opponents as being "well qualified and strong examples of the best that the NC system has to offer."
As Mayor Sam would say... Blog Away Dum Dums.