Support Mayor Craig
To the Editor: The Manchester city elections are seven months away. Let me be clear, today and in November, the choice to continue to lead our city is Mayor Joyce Craig.
Since taking office, Mayor Craig has been successful by bringing a collaborative spirit to City Hall which has strengthened our schools, grown our economy and made our city safer. Mayor Craig helped bring the community effort of Manchester Proud to the city to create the district’s first strategic plan at no cost to taxpayers. She also worked with the NH College and University Council to secure the GEAR UP grant, providing the district with $10.5 million over seven years to help prepare our students for college. Under Mayor Craig, the Millyard saw the first new development in decades. She also worked to attract more airline services to the Manchester airport, resulting in the airport seeing an 80,000-seat increase in departing flights this year. Mayor Craig has been at the forefront of fighting the opioid crisis. In 2018, Manchester saw a 19 percent decrease in overdoses, and it now takes two to three days to enter treatment after going to Safe Station . Crime also went down last year, including a 9 percent decrease in violent crime.
Mayor Craig is not sitting in the ivory tower. She gets out with us during the day, works with us, listens, and sees the same vision and future for Manchester as we do. Please support her reelection effort as I do.
Claire Street, Manchester