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, […]

Mayor on Duty

This past Friday was the last Community Coffee with the Mayor for this year. I can’t thank the Hudson Library enough for hosting these monthly sessions from March through October. I also want to thank […]

Mayor on Duty

Fall in Highlands is where more than leaves change. Late October is a time where seasonal residents change locations. Our municipal election on Nov. 5 may portend change in some form or another.  October is […]

Mayor on Duty

The municipal election early voting is underway at the Highlands Recreation Center. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. I hope we have a tremendous turnout for this election that will determine the representation for three […]

Mayor on Duty

This week’s article is a collection of informational items. I hope they are helpful. The recycle trailer is still operative at the Highlands Recreation Center. Some folks thought it had been removed when the garbage […]