In November, citizens of Norcross will cast their votes for three posts on the city council. In the weeks following up to the election, Patch will be covering all the candidates running for Norcross City Council. This week, we spotlight Andrew Hixson.
Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Hixson has been a resident of Norcross for eight years. For four of those years, he served two terms on the Norcross City Council. His accomplishments include adding parks and greenspace to the city of Norcross, and annexing the newest parts of the city to Norcross.
Hixson’s term, along with two other councilmen, officially ends Dec. 31, 2012, but he decided to run for a third term. Unlike the other councilmen, Hixson is the only member of the council running unopposed.
Norcross Patch spoke with Hixson on what he plans to do in Norcross for his next term.
What inspired you to run this term?
To keep our positive progress moving [and] finish the original campaign objectives.
What are some of the notable projects you've helped or spearheaded in the past?
The Parks and Greenspace Master Plan. Also, the LCI projects, and [I'm] very involved in the annexation of our newest parts of Norcross
What are some of the immediate things you want to work on if you win the council seat?
The economic development around Lillian Webb Park. Study the possibilities of an overlay district on Beaver Ruin Road, similar to Buford Highway.
What are some of your long-term goals for the city?
Greater access to parks and green space for our residents on the east/south side of Buford Highway. [I also want to] continue the legacy of a first-class live, work and play community. Attracting great jobs to Norcross. Working with our School Board to improve the perception and performance of our elementary schools.
How do you feel about the upcoming election for the Norcross City Council? Tell us in the comments.
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