ELIZABETHTOWN — Ashley Trivette, candidate for Bladen County commissioner in District 3, spent much of last week meeting voters and taking a closer look at county government.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, Trivette met with Bladen County School Superintendent Robert Taylor to discuss the state of education.
“I had a very good and informative meeting with our superintendent,” Trivette stated. “He was very receptive to my visit and graciously provided me some valuable information and insight regarding our county schools.
“If elected, I look forward to working with Dr. Taylor and his staff, helping to ensure that every student has the opportunities available to receive the highest quality of education,” she added. “I will also work hard to ensure our citizens have excellent job opportunities, right here at home in Bladen County.”
Trivette went on to say that she wanted to “improve her understanding and knowledge of the county’s economic development goals, and requested a meeting with Economic Development Director Chuck Huestess.
After meeting with Huestess, the District 3 candidate toured the Bladen County Industrial Park and incubator programs, which are geared to assist and attract small business and manufacturing companies looking to invest in the county.
“I want to thank Mr. Huestess for his time last week and for providing me a better understanding of our economic development programs and goals for Bladen County,” she said.
Finally, Trivette wrapped up the week with an update and tour of the new Emergency Services Training Facility located near White Lake and later attended the Bladen County Firefighters Association meeting at the Bay Tree Community Center.
The candidate addressed those in attendance and expressed appreciation for their commitment and dedication to protecting and serving the residents of Bladen County.
Trivette also presented Association President Nathan Dowless with a $500 contribution towards the new Emergency Services Training Facility.