Mayor to Talk Small-town Charm at Annual Address
Friday, March 17, 2017
Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens plans to discuss a game plan for keeping Hillsborough’s small-town character when he delivers his 11th State of the Town address later this month.
“Small-town character is a precious asset for Hillsborough,” the mayor said. “We need to be clear about what it is that creates small-town character and then be very intentional about how we keep it.”
Stevens will outline key strategies for maintaining the town character, review events of the past year, and discuss what to expect in the year ahead. This year’s State of the Town address will be at 7 p.m. March 27 in the Whitted Human Services Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
“I know people are anxious about the impact of growth on small-town charm,” the mayor said. “People love this town for its unique character. It’s really important to me that people love this town for its small-town charm 50 years from now — that it still feels like Hillsborough. So I want people to know how we can take our best shot at making that happen despite the growth pressure we’ll continue to have in the Triangle and in North Carolina.”
The State of the Town address will take place during the time usually scheduled for the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners’ monthly work session, typically the fourth Monday of the month. Elected leaders and senior town staff will be available to meet and talk with citizens.
“This is a great opportunity to learn what’s going on in your town and talk with your town officials, both before and after the address,” Stevens said. “I encourage Hillsborough folks to attend.”
The Whitted building is located at 300 W. Tryon St. The address will take place in the main meeting room, Room 230, on the second floor.