Charlie is an empathetic leader with experience in understanding the needs of our diverse community. This combination of empathy and experience is absolutely critical at this time. We face challenges that require a leader who is connected and engaged with both the business and the not for profit sectors. He understands the positive role of business – providing jobs and employment – in supporting economic growth, the lifeblood of the city. And he also understands the critical work not-for-profits are doing to make our city strong.
I have always appreciated the fact that Charlie listens and has a good sense of the needs of the city, both short term and long term.