I have a strong platform, but I want “my” platform to be “YOUR” platform. I want to ask you: Does the reason you moved to Cary still exist today? Is it still charming, family friendly, environmentally sound, and full of opportunities? If you answer, yes, that is great…but if you have any areas of concern, I am the candidate who addresses them and I want to hear from you. I think of you as a customer, not just a voter, and I want to guarantee a complete customer service experience. Unfortunately, customer service and satisfaction has become almost an extinct species in our world today. I want to change that! I have been listening to what you are saying and here are a few issues you want addressed:
As a former consultant to the Town of Cary, I created a framework for a corporate philanthropic support project for affordable housing, so as not to place the burden of this goal at the feet of the taxpayers. I plan to see this project come to fruition as your At-Large representative, thereby ensuring housing for our teachers, first responders, seniors, veterans, and others.
I am the ONLY candidate who has overseen an affordable housing program.
As the Regional Director of one of the largest non-profits in the Midwest, I worked daily on an affordable housing program. Like Cary, there were Town budget monies and programs that aided this cause. However, I did not just seat the problem solely at the feet of the citizens through taxes and government intervention. I partnered with corporations, individuals, non-profits, churches, and communities to get the goal over the line!
Feeling safe in the town that you live in is my goal. That is why I have met with Cary public officials on this matter. We need a robust police force, more patrolling (including the speed-racers), thought partnership with other municipalities on best practices, and Town-wide safety education program. I applaud the nationally accredited Cary Police Department, which guards, protects and ensures Cary remains one of the nation’s safest cities.
As an At-Large candidate for Council, many of my constituents express concern over safety. Therefore, I met with Chief of Police Sult and Fire Chief Cooper to discuss these concerns. Both leaders shared positive approaches including preparedness, analyzing operational capabilities, strong training practices, incorporating measurable solutions, augmentation with partner agencies, utilizing integrated system technologies, and hiring six Downtown Park specific officers, so as not to pull resources from the rest of Cary.
This is an issue near and dear to every voter’s wallet. Let’s keep taxes low while maintaining services we have come to know and love. We keep taxes low by not spending more than we take in, not creating long term debt which has to be serviced in the future beyond today's projected revenue stream, and by being fiscally conservative and not spending taxpayer dollars anywhere that is not necessary or widely supported by our citizenry.
Seniors made Cary what it is today and now it’s our turn to reciprocate by assuring their voices are heard. We must guarantee best efforts towards aging in place. I’ll establish a targeted communication platform for seniors so they can access senior specific aid, such as help paying utilities, and monies toward home improvements, etc. I want low taxes to encourage aging in place for people on fixed incomes. I am a proponent of more senior programs in Cary. I am also advocating more transportation options across the Town and protective bus shelters. Finally, I am cautious about potential gentrification and the impact it could have on existing senior residences.
I support partnering with the Department of Energy on projects such as AI technology that analyzes landfill materials for possible alternative fuels. TREES -TREES - TREES. We must protect our tree canopy. I am in favor of more buffers, solar power, recycling, composting, bio-retention areas and rain gardens. To reduce pollution, we need more multimodal transportation. Additional bike lanes, sidewalks, greenways, and improved public transportation options, buses, Zipcars and bike-sharing rentals.
l am also loving the use of Silva Cell Vaults for pavement tree planting. These cells are placed underground and promote significantly taller tree growth which increases root absorption of stormwater runoff and more. Brilliant!
Like anything else in life, too much is as bad as too little. Some development is certainly needed to provide for a robust economy and jobs for our citizens. The reality is, growth is here. The issue now becomes about infrastructure that ensures our quality of life and Cary’s “IT” factor.
Balance equals =
- Keeping the charm and character of Cary
- Not draining resources
- Creating communities that keep Mother Nature in mind
- Parking lots with permeable pavement, cut curves, planters, etc. to address stormwater runoff
- Buildings that are energy efficient, solar, with rain gardens and roof gardens
- Addressing traffic and potholes
- Keeping our hand on the rudder of the silent killer: zoning
Solid Transit options: More bus routes, bus shelters, varied modes, bike lanes, walking paths, greenways, bike rental programs, train possibilities---safe bridges, roads and NO MORE POTHOLES & LESS TRAFFIC HEADACHES!
Cary stands tall on many “Best of” lists, and employment opportunities rank high among them. We need to aim for a constant base of employment opportunities, while at the same time, addressing the crowding, increased traffic and aging infrastructure that comes with growing employment.
Marla Dorrel of Marla Dorrel Playground & Former Cary Town Council member.
"Having served on the Town Council, I know what it takes. And I can assure you, Mary Insprucker has what it takes. Mary will bring new ideas and a balanced, reasonable, and moderate voice to the Town Council. A hard worker, dedicated to service, we can rely on Mary to put citizens first, every time. Mary has earned my respect, my vote, and my endorsement. I hope she'll earn yours, too."
Community Leader/Hometown Spirit Award Winner
“Mary Insprucker has demonstrated the talent, commitment and leadership that we need on our Town Council. Above all, Mary is a public servant, not a politician. I support Mary because she truly is for Cary.”
Scott Lassiter (R)
Elected Wake County Soil & Water Conservation Supervisor
Former Apex Town Councilman
"Mary Insprucker has my total support in this election! I got to know her years ago and her commitment to doing what is best for Cary is undeniable. This isn't just a political endorsement it's also personal for me. Cary is my home and like you I rely on this town council to get things right to ensure that we're protected from crime, fire, overdevelopment, and other threats while keeping our taxes low. Mary represents the responsible choice. Town councilors don't need to be political actors, rather, we need common-sense problem solvers who understand management and accountability practices. Our drinking water, our garbage, our streets, our parks, our police and fire services aren't Democrat or Republican. Ideologues pushing agendas have no place in town hall and I know I can count on Mary to do her job and leave the partisan bickering and culture wars to the fat-cats in Raleigh and Washington."
" I support Mary Insprucker because she is a mover and shaker who will listen to the citizens, address their issues others have not, and take goals from paper to fruition."
Philanthropist and founder of the WACKIES
"I am so very proud to endorse my fellow visionary, Mary Insprucker for Cary Town Council At-Large. I know Mary and I know she will listen to the voters in our town. I am confident that she will make her platform our platform! Already reaching out to the community, Mary is making a deep dive into the concerns of many of her constituents, not the least of which involve over-development, a lack of adjacent infrastructure and the protection of our environment. I’m also happy to share that as a former consultant to the Town of Cary, Mary has worked to create a framework for a corporate philanthropic Affordable Housing sponsorship program. Mary is not running for Mary...She's running for Cary!!! I am confident she will do an outstanding job as a Cary Town Council member. I ask that you to join me in giving Mary Insprucker your support!!!"
Amberly Lifestyle Director, Community Leader
"I support Mary because she is sensible, committed, and knowledgeable on how to accomplish exciting success for our town.
Mary is genuinely interested in hearing from the residents on what is important to them moving forward.
Cary is already a great place to live, but I know Mary can have a positive impact on making Cary even better!"--
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