It’s been an exciting and busy time for me since the October 11 mayoral elections. I’ve participated in a number of activities and efforts in recent weeks and wanted to share with you some of what I’ve been doing since the election:
Meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg
In early November I traveled to New York City to meet with Mayor Bloomberg at city hall. New York City has an enormous responsibility to serve the largest municipality in the nation. Over 300,000 city staff – teachers, firefighters, police officers, public health officials, transit employees and more – are directed by city council and the mayor. It’s a tremendous challenge to stay on top of a city of that size, but Mayor Bloomberg is managing well and the results speak for themselves. Bloomberg and I discussed the challenges and opportunities facing 21st Century cities like NYC and Raleigh. From our conversation I learned a great deal about expanding the arts, meeting the needs of changing demographics and strategies for enhancing city staff synergy. I also shared Raleigh’s continued success and economic viability with Mayor Bloomberg and all that our city is doing to improve entrepreneurial access through emerging small business efforts like the Small Business Initiative and Commission.
Mayor Bloomberg and I chatted for over an hour and we both gained amazing insight into what we can do to help make cities collectively succeed.
Pullen Park Sneak Peak
Raleigh gives its citizens access to an unprecedented number of parks, greenways and public open spaces. One of Raleigh’s premier amusement and recreational destinations is the historic Pullen Park in west Raleigh. Pullen has served Raleigh residents for many years, and the recent renovation will ensure that residents will continue to visit Pullen well into the future. Click here for more information on the recent renovation, history of the park and updated amenities and services now available at Pullen.
Grand Opening Celebration
Join us on November 19th for the Grand Opening Celebration for your new Pullen Park!
November 19, 2011 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
Located at: 520 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27606
10:00 am Park & Amusement Rides Open
2:00 pm Pullen Park Dedication – Main Stage
3:00pm-6:00pm Entertainment and Musical Performances
Hours of Operation
After the Grand Opening Celebration, Pullen Park will be open daily from 10:00am – 6:00pm.