Beverly Weeks, CEO of Cry Freedom Missions and Wayne Pregnancy Center, a local nonprofit assisting battered, abused, and trafficked women, announced today she will run for Goldsboro City Council District 05.
“We need energetic leadership for our city,” said Weeks. “We need leadership who will focus on the big picture while also keeping an eye on day-to-day operations. I want to embrace our city’s potential. I want to make sure we are taking care of our citizens but also plotting a course for our city’s future. Let’s dream about what Goldsboro can be in the next 50 years.”
Weeks added, “Our city is poised for economic growth and development because of our proximity to Raleigh and the coast. If we develop a comprehensive plan, our city can experience residential, commercial, and industrial growth that will drive a resurgence for generations to come.”
The local civic leader said strategic planning and investments in our city’s infrastructure will be key to our future success. Weeks said her priorities if elected will include:
- Safe neighborhoods and schools will be priority one
- Strategic planning for Goldsboro’s future
- Make critical investments in Goldsboro’s infrastructure
- Expand Parks & Recreation programs to improve our quality of life
- Enhance Customer Service at City Hall
- Focus on accountability, transparency and financial stability
“This campaign is about building a better Goldsboro for our city today and for future generations. That’s why I have made the decision that if elected, I will donate my salary to our police and fire departments. First responders are critical for the safety of our children and communities,” stated Weeks.
Weeks added, “As a chaplain for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, a mentor to inmates through the weekly jail outreach program of Cry Freedom Missions, and through my partnerships with law enforcement and the SBI in doing stings to identify those who are being trafficked, I have seen first-hand that better pay, training and programs for our first responders should be a priority. I want to demonstrate my commitment to public safety by returning my salary to help those who put their lives on the line for our citizens.”