Give goals, hopes for 2013
By Meagan McGone
BREVARD -- With 2012 almost behind us, Brevard is gearing up to ring in the new year.
And while some wonder what 2013 will have to offer, a few of the area's movers and shakers have already thought about their goals for next year.
The following are their hopes for the new year.
Andy Anderson, Brevard County Commissioner, District 5: "My goal as Chairperson of the Brevard County Commission is to ensure that we bring decorum and civility to commission meetings and encourage Brevard citizens to openly address the commissioners at meetings, while respecting contrary views from their fellow citizens. I also will continue to work diligently to ensure we break ground on long overdue projects, such as the St. Johns Heritage Parkway and northern (Ellis Rd.) interchange. These projects will complement Brevard's commitment to economic development. I also plan to introduce additional initiatives to help boost economic development through unconventional partnerships between different segments of Brevard's economy, such as tourism and non-tourism industries."
William Capote, Mayor of Palm Bay: "I would like to see the city's financial position continue to improve and be able to attract new business into the area to expand our commercial tax base. Another goal for me this year is to help grow our Bayfront Community Redevelopment area, so that it could become a downtown area that residents and visitors could go to have a good time with their families."
Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff Elect: "On the campaign trail, we were so busy and so active that I never had time to workout. My goal for this year is to work on my fitness levels and encourage our officers, and everyone in our department, to do the same. It is important to develop and embrace an opportunity to work out - whatever your sport may be and whatever your exercise mechanism is - for a healthy lifestyle. For me, that's racquetball and basketball."
Dave Netterstrom, Mayor of Cocoa Beach: "My public goal as mayor is to help create positive excitement and buzz for Cocoa Beach and its opportunities to become, once again, a cool place to live, raise a family and visit.
Since my public job often pulls me in many directions, my personal goal is to work on making sure my loved ones know they are still my first priority."