Joe envisions Fargo with strong neighborhoods, smart transportation systems, and active civic engagement.
STRONG NEIGHBORHOODS MAKE A STRONG CITY.
As a resident of Fargo’s Hawthorne neighborhood, Joe has come to learn the importance of knowing one’s neighbor. Whether someone generously shovels the sidewalk while you’re away, or those around you keep an eye out on the streets, there’s a sense of a security and trust that comes with being neighborly.
Joe believes that all of our neighborhoods need to be great because they instill a sense of identity and belonging in their residents. This baseline of stability and place within neighborhoods are what make way for the city of Fargo to be strong as a whole.
In order to build a Fargo composed of strong neighborhoods he hopes to create communities that are walkable; proud of their collective identity; filled with commercial and residential opportunities; and present the city with a palate of living environments that accommodate the diverse needs of residents.
PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED MOVING IN ALL WAYS.
Mobility and accessibility are what allows a city to reach its fullest potential. A complete transit community allows citizens to move how they want to depending on their occasions, needs, and resources. Accessible transportation impacts housing, land use, and property values; it’s the lifeblood of a city.
How can Fargo offer transportation options that serve all?
Joe is determined to make all significant destinations, services, neighborhoods, and cultural hubs accessible by bike, bus, foot, and car.
In addition to Fargo’s local transportation infrastructure, Joe would also address the mode by which so many outsiders make their way into our city: plane. With approximately 890k travelers entering Fargo through the airport annually, there’s a great need for an affordable option for travelers wishing to go to and from our city. And by creating a strong entry point for visitors and residents alike, we can extend a true Fargo experience to all who travel here by plane.
IF WE LOVE THIS PLACE, WE MUST BE CIVICALLY INVOLVED.
Civic engagement on the local level has the capacity to impact day-to-day life of all Fargoans, which is why Joe values accessibility to government through increased opportunities for feedback from constituents; awareness of public meetings; and open communication with city leaders.
Joe celebrates transparency in government, which means that he will push for more open data, and an accessible calendar of meetings. Additionally, he wants to create more opportunities for citizens to engage with the city after traditional office hours.
As GO2030, Fargo's comprehensive plan shows, we know what our community values at present and what we hope for the future. Joe believes that these goals are only attainable if we value a community that works together.