Ryan Fay – Candidate for Davidson Town Board
My family has lived in Davidson for seven years. We currently reside in the Kimberly/Hudson Place neighborhood.
Professionally, I serve as the Director of Business Operations for the Scott Clark Auto Group. In this capacity, I manage the day-to-day operations of three dealerships. This includes managing multi-million-dollar monthly budgets and making decisions that impact our business and its 500 employees. I believe that having a proven and pragmatic business leader is an important element of a diverse Board. I have created and manage an internship program in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Union County Public Schools for students interested in the automotive trades or marketing/business. I have managed our company through hurricanes, tsunamis, and the current pandemic, and I believe the skills I have developed are unparalleled.
This is not my first time running for commissioner. I also ran in 2017. While I did not win, I am extremely proud that one of my top campaign ideas, “Community Dinners: Breaking Bread, Building Friendships,” was implemented by the new board in 2018. I served on the Committee responsible for planning the events, which brought neighbors from all parts of Davidson together to connect. That program is what led to my campaign slogan, “Building Longer Tables, Not Higher Walls.” I want to increase community involvement and connectedness. I believe as a board we must continue to focus on improving our affordable housing program so everyone has an opportunity to live in our small, college town. We must also improve our infrastructure, which has not kept pace with recent population growth, and must make pedestrian safety a top priority. I want to work closely with our Economic Development Department to drive business opportunities, which will increase our commercial tax base and relieve tax pressure on our residents.
Please visit my website, www.fayforcommissioner.com for more information.