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Newton Mayor Advocates in Washington, D.C.

NEWTON, NC (June 19, 2017)—Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman recently advocated on behalf of the city with federal legislators and agencies in Washington, D.C.

Stedman and Newton City Manager Todd Clark met with Congressman Patrick McHenry, Senator Thom Tillis, and Senator Richard Burr on June 14-15. Their discussions were aimed at developing partnerships and finding innovative ways to overcome challenges faced by the city of Newton. Topics of conversation included advocating for funding to increase police and fire department staffing levels, funding for the Newton Streetscape Project, and grant opportunities to rejuvenate former industrial and manufacturing properties.

In addition to legislators, Stedman and Clark met with representatives from federal agencies including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Economic Development Administration. Meetings were also held with staff members of Gov. Roy Cooper.

“Newton stands poised to capitalize on a number of federal funding opportunities that will take our city to the next level,” Stedman said. “Opening lines of dialogue with our elected officials and agency representatives in Washington is an important way for us to leverage the great work we are already doing in Newton into additional sources of funding. I would like to thank Congressman McHenry, Senator Tillis, and Senator Burr for taking the time to discuss issues of great importance to Newton, and I look forward to continuing to work with them on future economic development and infrastructure projects.”

For more information about the exciting projects under way in Newton, explore www.newtonnc.gov or follow the city on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newtonnc.

Newton mayor in Washington, D.C.

Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of the city with federal legislators and agencies. Pictured here at the U.S. Capitol are, from left, Newton City Manager Todd Clark, U.S. Senator Richard Burr, and Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman.