Ann has been on the firing line trying to move Anniston forward for more than 30 years. For 16 years, she managed 140 apartments at Indian Hills and for the past 17 years she has owned a small business on Noble Street.
I became aware of Ann’s leadership ability when she participated in the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Calhoun County program, where she served on the Board of Directors for several years. We traveled to many leadership conferences from Seattle to Washington, D.C. Ann was hungry to learn and enthusiastic to come back home to Anniston to implement what she learned.
One of Ann’s strong points is having the patience to engage residents from north, south, east and west Anniston. She will demonstrate her leadership skill of inclusiveness by working with residents to create a vision for our future and implement short- and long-term planning for doable, practical, common-sense progress.
Ann experienced our public schools, having two children who graduated from Anniston High School. She met with teachers, principals and counselors to try to find solutions to issues she faced with her children’s education. Ann understands some of the challenges facing the school system and understands that bringing our schools to the standard we all want for our children will take cooperation and diplomacy.
When you vote for Ann Welch for mayor, you are voting for the best interests of the residents of Anniston. You will be glad you did, and so will the city. Vote on Aug. 28.