Over the next 25 years, we expect remarkable growth in our beautiful, coastal community. This population explosion provides us with a unique opportunity to shape our county for generations, but each citizen must have a voice and a hand in that effort. By the year 2040, we expect our population to grow by roughly 100,000 people. This growth will require an investment in our community’s overtaxed roads and bridges. I firmly believe that, by proactively managing our infrastructure today, we can avoid burdensome costs and congestion. I will work tirelessly to secure the funding necessary to improve our roads, bridges, and airport, and make them accessible and safe to all of the residents of New Hanover County.