A 12-year resident of Macomb Township, Nancy Nevers has served two terms as a township trustee and is seeking a third term this year.
Nevers, 70, is one of seven Republican candidates running for the township's four trustee posts.
A mother and grandmother, Nevers serves on the board of directors for the and is a member of the Shelby-Macomb Daybreakers Kiwanis, Republican National Committee and Republican Committee of North Macomb County.
Macomb Patch recently spoke with Nevers to learn more about the incumbent trustee looking to serve the township for a third term.
The following is the statement Patch received from Nevers highlighting her reasons for pursuing re-election, her past achievements as a trustee and her plans for improving the township if re-elected.
My motivation to run for re-election is my desire to continue to contribute to our community in positive ways. My immediate goal for the future is to work toward reducing the impact of government regulations in our community. This goal can be accomplished through revising and updating industrial building ordinances and exploring opportunities of mixed usages in industrial areas, ultimately promoting new business in our Township.
Also along the lines of making a positive difference, I must mention my most rewarding contribution and legacy as an elected official; orchestrating the fundraising efforts for, and the inception of, the Macomb Township’s “Veterans’ and First Responders’ Memorial”. The memorial resides in front of our Municipal Offices and is a respectful and reverent reminder of the sacrifices that our “Heroes”, both living and deceased, have made for our great Country. Parents can visit this site with children to teach them about reverence, honor, and to foster the notion that “Freedom isn’t Free”.
I am honored to be a part of Macomb Township’s Board of Trustees and I take pride in participating in the streamlined, efficient government that exists here. Ours is the “Gold Standard” when it comes to Township Government. Collectively, my colleagues and I strive for excellence through judicious allocation of tax dollars, transparency in decision making, and accessibility to Township members. We are fortunate that our community has lovely homes with pleasant yards, a fabulous , excellent schools, low taxes, and family-friendly parks which the Board and I will strive to preserve and enhance, given the opportunity.
I pledge to use my leadership skills to represent all taxpayers, to enhance our thriving community, and to always stand up for what is right.
Macomb Patch intends to interview all candidates with ties to, or oversight of Macomb Township. Come back Tuesday as we profile another trustee candidate. All candidate interviews and election information is available in our Election 2012 guide.