THANK YOU CANTON! I look forward to serving as your Councilman for Ward 2, and I will work hard to represent your best interests!

I am honored and excited to announce my candidacy for Ward Two in the upcoming November election for Canton City Council. As a resident in Canton’s Historic District and a business and property owner in Downtown Canton, I believe my well-rounded perspective will be an asset to the City of Canton and its citizens.

Why am I seeking a position on the Canton City Council? As an actively engaged, 17- year resident of this fine city, I have witnessed the historical and current issues that keep Canton from realizing its full potential. I have made positive contributions to our city by serving as the Chairman of Canton Main Street Board and Past President of the Cherokee Arts Center, as well as a member of the Canton Variance Board of Appeals, Canton Development Authority, Canton Charter Citizens Committee, Vision for Canton 2050 Commission, and Cherokee County Historical Society.

My professional experience in brand strategy and marketing for local businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies, will bring a fresh approach to the Canton City Council. More importantly, I have a passion for getting things done – on time and on budget.

I am a firm believer that the City of Canton should create and adopt a strategic general plan for all of its products and services. We need to ensure that these products and services are of the highest possible quality at the most economical cost to the taxpayers. Without an adopted and fully vetted plan, a proactive approach to spending, planning and management cannot be achieved.

I am fully committed to championing integrity, professionalism, ethics and civility in our local city government, and I will work hard to listen carefully and courteously to the citizens of Canton.

As I prepare for the upcoming election, I look forward to hearing the opinions, concerns and issues that will guide and inform my campaign. Until then, I respectfully ask for your vote on November 5, 2013.

Sincerely,

Bill Grant