Backus continues to work hard for Auburn

With four generations of our family still living in Auburn, I can attest to the many changes that have occurred over the last 125 years of Auburn’s history. From a farming and railroad town to the ever growing industry and business communities, I can still say that Auburn is home.

Auburn has faced some challenges along the way. Demographics are very different than even a mere 20 years ago and the need for housing and improved transportation is an ongoing issue. Growth has continued to climb from the time when I was a kid and we boasted a burgeoning population of over 3,500. Yet in spite of all the changes, Auburn has managed to keep its personal and small town feel. Neighbors watch out for each other and keep an eye on “our” kids.

Agencies like Nexus, the Auburn Food Bank, Valley Cities, Communities In Schools, the YMCA and more work together to support the health and well being of our citizenry.

And leading the way with experience, commitment, passion and empathy is our Mayor Nancy Backus. With an open door policy to the community, employees and businesses, Mayor Backus has worked tirelessly to ensure success for Auburn and her citizens. That vision carries forward to the future and the generations down the road that will call Auburn home.

As a former Auburn School District board member, former White House appointee and currently working with various service organizations advocating for the needs of our community and those in our state, I can attest to the fact that Mayor Backus has worked hard to build consensus, relationships and partnerships that will strengthen Auburn and position us well for the future.

In Auburn, we believe in working together to make it an even better place to call home. Mayor Backus continues the legacy of those who have gone before her in believing that true leadership combined with the calling to serve is one of the greatest strengths of Auburn.

While it is often challenging and at times even heartbreaking to face and meet the needs of such a diverse community, I have seen our mayor step to the plate time and time again working diligently to do the right thing for those she serves. And even when others around her throw out negativity and criticism, she continues to step up, working even harder to build the bridges we need so that we can reach our goals for today, tomorrow and the future.

My kids and grandkids who call Auburn home stand with me in saying Auburn is a great place to live, and Mayor Backus is the one to make it even greater.

In closing, I strongly support Mayor Backus for re-election and encourage everyone to vote for her too.

– Donna Foxley


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