Subject: Voter Engagement Project: How Small Town Mayor Joyce Whichard-Brown Is Making Main Street Vibrant Again

 
Voter Engagement Project for December 12, 2017
 
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How Small Town Mayor Joyce Whichard-Brown Is Making Main Street Vibrant Again and Getting Businesses Back
 
 

By Cash Michaels - Whichard-Brown was the first African-American female ever to be elected mayor in Williamston, and her 61% victory was a clear sign that that the town was ready for change.

Whichard-Brown says she and the town council want to make Williamston “vibrant again,” which means addressing all of the vacant buildings on Main Street, getting businesses to come back, hire and operate like they used to. Renovations are being done presently. Whichard-Brown is also courting major corporations like Krispy Kreme to open a franchise there, and perhaps, a seafood restaurant.

 
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