While there will always be another real estate development project for city council to decide, I look forward to also assisting in raising our expectations for today and tomorrow. While not my only agenda item, I feel certain a powerful anti-poverty strategy can be developed for Asheville. Next, Asheville has a range of initiatives related to climate change innovation. Those to areas of fighting poverty and resolving human-caused climate change are fundamental for a new sustainable development strategy. I believe Asheville can enhance our capabilities in those two areas and become a world-class leader on sustainability issues.
When is comes to frameworks like sustainable tourism alone, Asheville can do much to set the bar higher for ourselves and to assist other parts of the state, nation, and world by our example and through greater collaborations.