Geracimos has needed leadership
FROM: BOB AND CAROL ROETHKE CHESAPEAKE CITY
Chesapeake City is a tourism town, and every dollar that comes in through tourism means a dollar less in taxes for the townspeople. Not only that, but increasing the value of Chesapeake City businesses increases the value of Chesapeake City homes.
For too long there was stagnant thinking and stagnant growth. Yet, over the past four years, we have been growing and the future looks bright, and we owe this to the vision and hard work of Mayor Dean Geracimos. In a few short years, we have seen beautification projects here in town, stability of the water system, opening of the Canal museum on a regular basis, upgraded sidewalks and landscaping and Winterfest. With the completion of the Ben Cardin Recreational Trail and the extension of trails throughout town, we gain name recognition throughout the region that will attract visitors interested in healthy lifestyles, who also stay in B&Bs, shop and frequent our fine restaurants.
Geracimos recognizes that tourism needs to be actively supported, and has developed a team and a plan to promote our town. All without a penny of increase in taxes, because Mayor Dean knows how to go after grant money and how to work with state legislators on behalf of Chesapeake City.
Through the relationships he and his staff have carefully developed, they have brought in $19 million to the town, all in grant funding. For anyone who has a serious interest in the long-term health of this little gem of a town, the choice for mayor is very clear.
With Mayor Dean we are stable and moving forward. He is the only candidate with vision, creativity and people skills to provide the leadership that we need. Good for businesses, good for homeowners — we can’t let the momentum slip!