Dr. Gerald Newton – Pt. 2 – 230319
Last week, in Part 1 of a two-part interview, we met Dr. Gerald Newton, The City of Fayetteville’s Development Services Director, Chief Planning & Development Officer has served our City, its residents and citizens, its elected leadership, its management and would-be developers since October 2017. He has over 30 years of executive steward leadership in several states – both on public teams and in private business experience – in and around local governments and communities doing transformative work, development, and creating growth by helping to solve complex real estate development and redevelopment, business, land use, and regulatory problems and issues.
Last week we focused on department schemes and residential development issues within Fayetteville – by area through annexation the second largest city in North Carolina. This week we’ll focus on business development successes and challenges in Fayetteville – by population, the fifth largest city in the ninth most populous state in the United States. We conducted our conversation in Beasley Media Group’s year-old studios in the area near Exit 49 of I-95. Dr. Newton makes a reference or two to how business in our newly adopted neighborhood has expanded in the year since we moved our studios to Bureau Drive. Dr Gerald Newton…what’s been going on in business development in Fayetteville? (Interview) ____________________
We appreciate your time Dr. Newton, City of Fayetteville Development Services Director, AND Chief Planning & Development Officer. We appreciate your unique insight, your dedication to steward leadership and your diligent effort. We appreciate the diligent effort of all our City and County employees! For more information about City of Fayetteville Development Services, log onto FayettevilleNC-dot-GOV. Under City Services, click on Development Services.
This week marks the first days and week of Spring. The social calendar in our area is about to speed up – including events to help several non-profit and for profit efforts. Among the items you’ll be hearing more about in the next few weeks is the All In It for the Kids Comedy Night at Fayetteville’s Segra Stadium on Saturday, April 1st–starring Comedian Jay Bliss – for the benefit of Communities in Schools – a non-profit aiming at helping to keep “at-risk” students in school. $50 tickets are on sale at C-I-S-N-C-dot-org. You’ll hear more about it next week on this Talkback show!
In the coming weeks we’ll also hear from Faith Boehmer and Valerie Shorts about April Child Abuse Prevention month and other fundraisers for Fayetteville’s 501-3c Children’s Advocacy Center.
Meanwhile – Gates Four Golf and Country Club hosts a two night event in Early April that’s garnering a lot of interest…(Interview with Bill Bowman of Up And Coming Weekly AND Greg Adair of the Rivermist Band)
Get your tickets for Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th. And that’s our show for today!