Clifton Forge, VA (Oct. 2, 2018) - In the tradition of the Clifton Forge Womanâ€™s Club, the October meeting was dedicated to meeting the candidates running for Clifton Forge Town Council in the November 6th election.
Three seats are open for this yearâ€™s election and four of the five designated candidates spoke about their desire to be on council and answered questions from the audience. Ron Goings, Pamela Marshall, Jason Cordova and Mayor Carl Brinkley presented their thoughts during the meeting. Robert Umstead was not in attendance.
Ron Goings spoke about the opportunities that exist in Clifton Forge, improving first impressions of the Town regarding beautification and the importance of getting Broadband in the community.
Pamela Marshall wants to continue the forward movement of the Town, create more jobs, encourage more people to participate in the governmental process of the Town and work on the visual image of Clifton Forge.
Jason Cordova would like to concentrate on the Townâ€™s infrastructure, the beautification of the Town and the Parks & Trails that are developing in the community. He sees the progress the Town has made and wants to continue that progress.
Mayor Carl Brinkley is running for reelection and wants to continue supporting the Townâ€™s water system including dam improvements, wants to continue the improvements in communication with Alleghany County and Covington, wants to continue the Roxbury neighborhood improvements and wants to market and populate the land near Kroger that has been earmarked as an industrial area.
The candidates answered a variety of questions from the audience. After refreshments, the members convened for the October business meeting.
|Hostesses for the October Clifton Forge Woman's Meeting: From left to right: Debbie Blackburn, Debbie Albrecht, Gayle McIntosh, Sally Putnam and Reta Swoope. Not pictured, Suzy Mullikin|