Ward I Representative – April Thanos
Thank you to the citizens of Gulfport for trusting me to represent Ward 1 in our city council. I intend to work with my fellow council members, city staff, and all Gulfportians to make Gulfport an even better place to live, work and play.
When I retired eight years ago I was seeking a warm, walkable, beachy, welcoming and inclusive community and I found it here! I love my home on Wood Ibis Park and have come to love all the wildlife – the birds, alligator and geckos – and our amazing residents and visitors.
I ask you to help us on council make the right decisions to keep Gulfport, Gulfport. Some of the things we need to do are:
- Ensure responsible growth through balancing business needs with maintaining our small-town character;
- Maintain our precious environment by planting trees, keeping our water clean, investing in renewable energy (like the solar panels on my roof);
- Improve sustainability in the face of climate change by working with other cities/counties/states to find the best solutions possible.
These goals are only possible with your input. I invite you to attend city council meetings, come to town hall meetings, participate in the “Ask a Councilor” Event on the third Tuesdays of the month at the Tuesday Fresh Market, call me anytime at (727) 826-7138, or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. I want to know what you think and what other issues are important to you.