David Hill touts his experience in running for council re-election

David Hill, candidate for re-election for spot 1 on the Waxahachie City Council, issued the following press release regarding his candidacy:

Waxahachie Town Council candidate for Place 1 David Hill has served on council for eight years, two of them as mayor.

Hill’s tenure on council, combined with his experience as a successful homebuilder, gives him valuable expertise as the city experiences dramatic population growth.

“It is estimated that over 2,700 people will move to Waxahachie in 2022. As the rest of us seek ‘that hometown feel’, more and more families are drawn to the heart and charm of the city, our historic district, which must be protected. Hill said. “I join other council members in creating and sustaining an exceptional community with a focus on affordable, quality housing developments, excellent schooling, vibrant economic development programs, and amenities. that meet the needs of our valued citizens, both those born and raised here as well as the growing number of new residents who now call Hachie “home“.

During Hill’s tenure, the Town of Waxahachie made achievements to improve the lifestyle and needs of citizens, the statement said. The capital improvement program secured funding for road, water and wastewater projects. Additionally, the creation of state-of-the-art police and fire facilities, the expansion of hiking and biking trails, and the development of the Railyard Amphitheater were major projects while Hill served on the council. Plans for a new doctor’s office building at Baylor Hospital and the improvement of its previous location in Getzendaner Park are testament to Hill’s ability to work well with city staff and council colleagues.

Hill voted to lower the city’s tax rate, helped achieve a balanced budget and approved the repayable bridge loan program to help local businesses during the harsh aftermath of the pandemic, the statement said. Hill also continues to take an active role in economic development through city, chamber, and county initiatives.

“Waxahachie’s strong population growth is inevitable,” Hill said. “That’s why it’s so important to attract businesses with well-paying jobs, to incentivize families who support higher education for their children, to ensure that we maintain a diverse and sustainable economy to offset the times shutdown of a specific industry, and to provide green spaces, activities and amenities to retain our citizens and attract quality newcomers.

Hill offers voters a well-rounded portfolio of involvement in Waxahachie, the statement said. He was Past President of the Ellis County Home Builders Association and Rotary of Waxahachie. He has served on the Navarro College Campus Advisory Committee and has played an important role on the City’s Community Development Commission, Economic Development Commission, and Impact Fee Advisory Committee.

Hill worked hard with Rep. Jake Ellzey, Kevin Fagan, president of Navarro College, and Will Turner, president of Baylor, Scott and White, to ensure Bill 885 was drafted and passed, earning a bachelor’s degree. in nursing from a local community. college, Navarro, possible, the statement said. Additionally, Hill is continuously working with RTC, TxDOT, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments to meet transportation needs through 2045 and beyond.

Hill is deeply involved in many projects currently in planning or development, including updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which provides an action plan for zoning decisions, land subdivision, lane construction traffic, parks and recreation planning and growth management. He is also working with city staff on the new City Hall Annex, the South Loop Bypass, and primary and higher education needs.

Hill devotes countless hours to spending time with the citizens of Waxahachie, the statement said. From answering questions to providing insight into all sorts of city-related matters, Hill cares about being available and accessible to anyone who needs information. Known for his personal touch over a cup of coffee or a city tour, Hill is deeply committed to the best for the citizens of this city.

“Experience is key when making decisions that affect more than 40,000 citizens of Waxahachie,” Hill said. “My record as a council member and mayor is strong evidence that I bring the skills necessary to continue to lead Waxahachie’s growth and prosperity at a high level.”

Hill, and his wife of 40 years, Mickie, volunteer on behalf of the town they love. One of their greatest satisfactions has been working with state and county officials, as well as Baylor Scott & White staff, to organize the Ellis County Vaccine HUB overseeing the administration of more than 80 000 vaccines for local citizens choosing to be vaccinated against the COVID virus, according to the release. . The Hills are longtime members of the Rotary Club of Waxahachie and regularly attend First Baptist Church/Waxahachie.

Early voting runs April 25-30 and May 2-3. Election day is May 7.

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