Knoxville, TN - “The most important thing a good leader can do is listen,” said Padgett. “And that’s exactly what I’m going to do as I travel around Knoxville over the coming weeks, visiting neighborhoods and talking with locals about their concerns”
The Hands on Knoxville Listening Tour, which will begin with Padgett’s participation in the COIN Neighborhood Forum, will visit a variety of neighborhoods in every part of the city. Padgett plans to incorporate Hot Dog and Chili suppers into his visits as a way to bring people together and facilitate an open conversation.
“I want to know what people expect from their next Mayor. Jobs, better parks, new greenways, increased codes enforcement: whatever the issues are in a particular area, I want to get the local perspective. As a candidate for Mayor, it’s not my job to tell you what your area needs; it’s my job to listen and help build proactive solutions with you. The Hands on Knoxville Listening Tour will allow me to do just that,” said Padgett.
Padgett, a successful small business owner who worked with Governor Phil Bredesen to make state government more accessible, is seeking a full term as City Mayor. He will use his experience to attract jobs, make city services better and more accessible, make Knoxville neighborhoods stronger, more interconnected places to live, and continue the progress of downtown.
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