“Now we begin the work of delivering on a promise of a more inclusive Beverly, a city whose future greatness will be shaped by more hands, a city whose people will participate more fully in the effort. I look forward to working with you.”
I offered myself as candidate for Mayor this summer, as I believed I was the best candidate to run the city of Beverly. And I am very excited the residents of Beverly agreed and elected me the next Mayor of Beverly.
However, I learned long ago that no person can win election without many, many good people who care – people who care about our community and who believe in me. I will always be grateful for the kindness and goodwill so many of you have shown me – and I will always be grateful for the time and energy you’ve given (and lately the frozen toes and fingers you have endured) to help get me elected this past Tuesday.
There are so many people to thank for so many kindnesses. I am very grateful that you have chosen to entrust me with the leadership of our great city for the next two years. Thanks to everyone who voted for me, asked their friends and family to vote for me, donated money to my campaign to help get our message out, put a sign in your yard, hosted me in your home at a coffee or cocktail hour, held a sign or knocked on doors with me, made phone calls on behalf of our campaign, met and strategized with me for countless hours, and so much more.
I am determined to lead our city forward to future greatness, and I am determined to do so by engaging with and empowering all who want to participate, to work in good faith to shape that bright future for Beverly.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.