Manchester election: Pamela Floyd-Cranford for directors
Occupation: Program manager
Family:Kevin W. Cranford, Jr. (son / 35) K’Ronn Cranford (son / 30)
To live: Board of directors
Family in government: No
The biggest problem in town is ______, and I plan to do this about it:
As city manager with the current board of directors, we had to find solutions to help families and residents who are in great difficulty due to the Covid crisis. We decided to use a portion of the money from the American Rescue Plan Federal Relief to fund and support community service agencies that provide direct services to help our residents struggling with food inequality and instability. lodging.
We are also looking for other ways to continue using these funds, including financial support for a “Warming Center”, the reallocation of old schools and the improvement of our town’s main library, which is a staple of our city. city. My board colleagues and I will also continue to hold public hearings to get direct feedback and suggestions from our residents on healthy and smart solutions that will benefit our city.
Critical differences between me and my opponents:
I bring my own unique experiences and skills to this position. I am a passionate collaborator and I work well beyond party lines. My professional experience with children and families in crisis and as an LCSW allows me to have a deliberate and insightful view of the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized families. I am very diligent in listening with determination to the concerns that are important to our residents. I also managed providers and contracted services for DCF for 12 years. I learned the importance of being financially responsible when it comes to budgeting for services and designing a service model that is effective and meets the needs of families and communities. My contracting experience helps me when reviewing the efficiency of municipal services as well as ensuring that we are fiscally responsible. As an African American woman, I have lobbied and continue to press for a fully inclusive community. I voted for funding for the Manchester Diversity and Inclusion Collaborative, which helps embrace and support diversity through cultural training for city staff. I have also encouraged and helped to diversify municipal services, including municipal services, boards and commissions, and the public school system. I spearheaded the return of a polling station that allowed all residents to have equal access to the vote. I am an intentional team player and will continue to work with my colleagues to do what is best for Manchester.
I voted for and passed a balanced budget without raising taxes for two consecutive years and we have continued to maintain quality services to our residents. I voted and argued that businesses and businesses coming to Manchester are required to pay a living wage to help families acquire and maintain a decent quality of life.
I will always continue to support the search for resources to reduce the tax burden on our residents. Reducing taxes and maintaining quality services is my main priority.
I will also continue to support and help ensure that Manchester continues to progress to become one of the best cities in terms of a welcoming and inclusive community. I will continue to vote for ordinances and resolutions that embrace all of our residents regardless of race, culture and immigration status or genuine orientation and the right to be who we / they are.
What would you want voters to know about you?
I am a loving and caring mother and grandmother. I believe it is my duty and my responsibility to serve my community. I also know that my professional career, my time and my position on the Manchester Board of Directors were necessary to bring about the positive changes I want to see for the children, families and people of the city.