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Kyle Shipp is thrilled to announce his candidacy for Mayor of Pittsboro and share a bold vision for the future of this remarkable town.
Currently serving as a Town Commissioner, Kyle has gained valuable experience and an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Pittsboro. Outgoing Mayor Cindy Perry said, "Having served as Mayor for three terms, I wholeheartedly endorse Kyle as the ideal candidate to lead our Town to a prosperous and inclusive future." Kyle said he “feels ready to take the lead as Mayor, build on past achievements, and shape a future that reflects the aspirations of every resident.”
Kyle considers his campaign slogan more of a mantra for what lies ahead: "Plan for Pittsboro. Plan for our future. Plan together." He will work with the community and lead Pittsboro towards a prosperous and sustainable future.
Plan for Pittsboro
Strategic planning is of critical importance in shaping the destiny of Pittsboro. This town is unlike any other, and the plans made today must ensure it remains both economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable. Kyle will work hand-in-hand with local experts, businesses, and community members to develop a blueprint addressing key areas such as infrastructure modernization, downtown vitality, and the preservation of Pittsboro’s unique cultural heritage. Kyle said, “I believe that growth is possible while staying true to the past.”
Plan for our future
Pittsboro has a rich history and is well-known for its unique character. As the population continues to increase, long-term plans must be made now to ensure that character is preserved, thoughtfully scaled, and inclusive of all. Kyle’s plan focuses on fostering entrepreneurship and creating a business-friendly environment for both new and existing businesses; generating quality employment opportunities for residents. By that same token, he will hold businesses accountable to Pittsboro’s most urgent priorities: protecting natural resources and delivering affordable housing.
Kyle seeks to empower and uplift every resident of Pittsboro. His plan is merely a first draft: the true plan is one made together as a community. Kyle said, “Civic engagement is essential to enhancing the quality of life for all.” Through initiatives that support local arts, culture, and recreation, Kyle envisions vibrant public spaces where residents can gather, connect, and thrive. He will continue to cultivate partnerships with community organizations, listen to the voices of residents, and champion inclusion, all with the goal of keeping Pittsboro a place where everyone feels valued and welcomed.
Personally, Kyle believes that action is inherent in the planning process: make a plan, try the plan, and revise the plan while moving forward. With a proven commitment to transparent governance, fiscal responsibility, and community engagement, he feels poised to build upon these accomplishments and tackle the challenges that lie ahead.
Join Kyle on this exciting journey towards a brighter future. In the coming months, Kyle will engage with residents through a series of town hall meetings, neighborhood gatherings, and digital platforms, promoting an inclusive dialogue where all ideas and aspirations for Pittsboro are valued.
“With a shared vision and collective action, there is a sustainable future ahead for the town,” said Kyle. He invites residents to get engaged and help plan for the challenges ahead, ensuring that today’s actions benefit generations to come. Kyle will serve every resident of Pittsboro and ensure this town is a place that everyone is proud to call home.
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