You know I used to be a lot younger once. And hearing what young people have to say about Toledo is very important to me. My private sector work took me out of town for a bit, but I was happy to return to my home town of Toledo.
I’ve been meeting with a lot of young professionals lately with the hope that they will stay and raise families here. Having good jobs is part of the equation. Having a good social life and safe neighborhoods where kids can go to good school is also a big part of a successful life in Toledo. I don’t have all the answers yet but believe Toledo offers many amazing opportunities. Outside of fixing fundamental issues that plague our government, as a city we must do a better job of being positive, telling our story and recognizing all of the amazing opportunities that make Toledo a truly special place to live, work and play.