Looks to bring progress and development to city’s infrastructure
Adam Dickey, 42, recently announced his candidacy for First Ward alderman in the City of North Tonawanda. Dickey, a 20-year member of the Ironworkers Local Union No. 9 in Niagara Falls, currently holds the position of union president.
“The honor of being a part of the governing process, and not just as an observer, is a great benefit for all to take advantage of, however, not everyone is comfortable with being that person, or has the ability to make the sacrifices to commit to such endeavors. I want to address the issues citizens have, so they can comfortably live and work in North Tonawanda,” Dickey said.
As alderman, Dickey said he would push for better means of communication between the council and the constituency. He vowed to address any concerns that the people of North Tonawanda may have and work to direct their correspondence to the appropriate department heads.
He added that his adamancy for transparency and communication are why he will make sacrifices to make himself available to all those represented by the governing board, assuring he will not just listen, but take action on behalf of the residents of North Tonawanda.
His experience in the construction industry has directed his focus on infrastructure and industrial projects. “I worry that we are not financially prepared for the necessary upgrades and repairs that our city’s infrastructure is in desperate need of. Our city needs to be equipped to maintain what we have. We must find ways to budget for the immediate fixes but without overlooking the preparations needed for possible catastrophes. We need to be better prepared,” Dickey said.
He said he also believes the city reserves have reached a critical low and that another major repair will break the backs of our taxpayers.
“With proper precautions taken, I believe repairs can be done without putting the burden solely on the residents and business owners’ pocketbooks,” Dickey said.
As an instructor of a certified New York state apprenticeship program with the Ironworkers, Dickey said his vision of NT’s future is to see job availability that provides a living wage for the working class.
Dickey said, “I want people to be drawn to the city of North Tonawanda because of strong, solid employment opportunities. This great city has so much to offer, and it is my complete intention to work towards attracting more industry. My wife and I love North Tonawanda and we look forward to raising our two children here.”