Julie Mayfield is an outstanding candidate for Asheville City Council. I have known her for seven years, as we have served together on various committees related to transportation.
She chairs the city’s Transit Committee, where I have seen her leadership and organizational skills. She does her homework, and she relates well to bus riders, drivers, city staff and others. She is a valuable member of the city’s Multimodal Transportation Commission, where she has taken the lead on important issues, including improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
She has served on advisory committees for the local Metropolitan Planning Organization, where she has worked for more equitable allocation of resources to all modes of transportation. She has headed the I-26 ConnectUs Project, which brings together neighborhood residents and other groups to try to reach consensus on this important project.
Transportation is the area where I know Julie best, but it is just one of her interests. I know that she will bring her strong leadership skills to other issues and will be a hardworking and effective member of City Council. I hope the citizens of Asheville will join me in supporting Julie.
— Bruce Emory