It has been said many times that “all politics is local” and that holds today when electing qualified people to the Red Bank City Commission. This election coincides with the presidential election this year but should not be overlooked by voters. Knowing who your commissioners are and what they stand for is important for all citizens of Red Bank.
There are two young men running for the Red Bank City Commission – Tyler Howell for District 1 and Mitchell Meek for District 2. Both are outstanding visionaries and will continue to lead Red Bank in the right direction. Red Bank has seen substantial residential and commercial growth during the last several years. There have been over 300 new homes built increasing the property base and many new businesses have opened on Dayton Boulevard increasing the local sales tax revenue. Be-Caffinated is my favorite.
The Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of the middle/high school property is out and will draw interested developers to a cornerstone property in the central business district of Red Bank. There are plans to add more sidewalks in the city along Ashland Terrace and on Dayton Boulevard from Signal Mountain Boulevard to the tunnel. White Oak Park soon will be connected to the Stringer’s Ridge trails along with plans for upgrading the community center playground and pavilion. Paving of secondary roads will begin soon as well as paving on Dayton Boulevard. All of these projects and more are directly attributed to the initiatives implemented by the Red Bank City Commission.
We need to continue this forward movement by electing Howell and Meek.
Tyler Howell was appointed to fill the term of the Vice Mayor Terry Pope who died unexpectedly two years ago. Tyler had big shoes to fill but has done an excellent job and I know Terry would be proud of him. Tyler is a lifelong resident of Hamilton County and chose to live in Red Bank to raise his family. He has served as Red Bank’s representative to the WWTA board and has been active in the Red Bank Chamber. His experience as a commissioner over the last several years has given him insight into the needs and future direction of Red Bank.
Mitchell Meek grew up in Red Bank and after graduating college returned to Red Bank to live and raise his family. In fact, he bought the house he grew up in. Mitchell understands Red Bank values and has chosen to serve his hometown. Mitchell is a listener and will always be available to gain feedback from Red Bank citizens.
I encourage the voters in Red Bank to think “local” at this election cycle even though the spotlight is national. Please remember that voting for candidates with local ties, local vision, and local leadership can make a real difference in how Red Bank continues to grow. Vote for two candidates who will keep Red Bank moving forward – Tyler Howell and Mitchell Meek.