Mayor on Duty

I’m anxiously waiting for a winter storm to hit, although I hope it doesn’t. These storms almost invariably cause road problems and power outages. Since Highlands is situated at 4119 feet above sea level, not […]

Mayor on Duty

During the holidays I visited my daughter and grandchildren. Rebecca and her husband live in a large Atlanta metropolitan county. While there, I did my routine training run at large community park across the street […]

Mayor on Duty

Our new commissioner, Marc Hehn, and I attended the Essentials of Municipal Government Workshop last week. This workshop was sponsored by the University of North Carolina School of Government and the North Carolina League of […]

Mayor on Duty

Creating a comprehensive plan this coming year that addresses sustainability issues should be a top priority. I support hiring a professional consulting company to guide the planning board, town staff, and community stakeholders through this […]

Mayor on Duty

There were a lot of activities in Highlands this past holiday weekend. The Highlands Food and Wine Festival had another large turnout. It attracts visitors from all across the country. Congratulations to the Highlands Chamber, […]