By Aidsand “Ace” Wright-Riggins, Candidate for Mayor
One of the very first things I will do as Collegeville’s new Mayor in January of 2018 will be to officially announce the establishment of regular “Open Office Hours”. A sign, similar to this one will be visually and symbolically prominent in my media and in my weekly practice so that Collegeville residents and others have the opportunity to meet with me on a drop-in basis to discuss whatever issues, ideas or concerns that are on their minds without an appointment.
Currently, Collegeville has no official physical site for the “Office of the Mayor”. Where might the ideal place be? It could be in Borough Hall, or at a table in one of our restaurants or coffee houses. Maybe one of the churches, organizations or businesses on Main Street would be willing to provide a space in their facilities to foster this kind of civic engagement. Perhaps the “Office” will be a roving or rotating one. But wherever it is, it will be open to all of Collegeville’s residents, whether they be Democrats, Republicans, Independents or of no party at all. I plan to be the people’s mayor and open to listening to your many voices and perspectives.