New Year's wishes for the community
Michael Sorrells, Haywood County commissioner
"As we continue into the new year my goals will be to build the counties finacial strength by reducing debt and looking for efficiences to reduce cost all while improving the services our citizens expect."
Bill L. Upton, Haywood County commissioner
"I wish good health and prosperity for all citizens of Haywood County."
Kevin Ensley, Haywood County Commissioner
"My wishes would be for the housing market to continue improving and our unemployment rate to continue declining. I hope the hospital sale is completed leaving our community with world class health care."
Gavin Brown, Waynesville mayor
"Wishing peace, prosperity and progress to the citizens of Waynesville and all our surrounding communities in the year 2014."
Saralyn Price, Maggie Valley alderman
"My goal for 2014 is to put our differences aside and to to see Maggie Valley grow and prosper as a whole."
Zeb Smathers, Canton alderman
"My wish for the people of Canton in 2014 is that God continues to bless and provide for our needs. My wish for the town is that we support local businesses, attract new jobs and provide new recreation opportunities."
Gail Mull, Canton alderman
"My wishes for Canton for 2014 include peace, prosperity and good health for everyone in our community. My hope and prayer is that 2014 will be a time in which we as a community will come together to keep the optimism of the New Year alive throughout the year. With this unbounded faith in our future, let us go forward together not only to achieve our goals but to exceed our expectations. In this spirit, I wish everyone a Happy New Year!"
Ralph Hamlett, Canton alderman
"My wish for the Canton Community for 2014 is that its people, young and old, will be supported by family and/or significant others providing environments of safety, security, understanding, respect, nurture which is the very essence of "love." That our town will be integral to this family environment. My hope is that this wish for 2014 will become a "permanence" of not for what we seek or hope, but what the members of Canton have for all the years to come."
Carole Edwards, Canton alderman
"My wish is that we would work together for growth and opportunities for our community to come together and hammer out solutions so that everyone has a voice in this new year of renewal."