2020 has been a memorable year — for Scotts Valley and the entire country. From the challenges of COVID, wildfires and evacuations, complex and charged political discourse, and unprecedented impacts to our economy, in all cases our resolve has been tested.
We have also shown tremendous resilience, strength, and hope. Our community has come together to support those who are struggling through the donation of time, energy, meals, and resources — through it all we have stuck together.
As your Mayor, I have been proud of the incredible generosity and selflessness you have shown to each other as we have worked to remain nimble amidst the changing state and county guidelines.
Along with Vice Mayor Timm, I have served on the Scotts Valley Local Business Recovery Committee where we work to anticipate challenges and modify policies to enable businesses to maintain as much productivity as possible.
We have also partnered with the Scotts Valley Chamber who has helped us maintain connection with local businesses so that we can be more responsive to your needs and priorities and to work to reduce the economic impacts that so many communities are struggling to overcome.
We are at our best when we are united. As the year comes to an end and we move into the holiday season, we have an opportunity to close out the year strong and continue to show our unity by patronizing local businesses.
Make your holiday gift shopping easy by shopping at local small businesses, whether in person or via their websites online, spending your dollars locally make our economy stronger. Let’s help our businesses stay alive and thrive.
We have always been a community that has supported keeping it local and now, more than ever we need to embrace this value and show up for each other.
Stay healthy, stay connected, and stay engaged.