MASSENA - Massena Police Chief Timmy J. Currier has officially kicked off his campaign to become Massena’s next mayor.
Mr. Currier created a Facebook page on Tuesday called “Currier is Committed,” which describes him as a candidate for mayor of Massena.
“I have been so fortunate to be a public servant in this great community for more than 26 years. It is and has been an absolute honor to work for the citizens of Massena,” he wrote in a posting on Tuesday.
“We face some real challenges here in Massena, ranging from economic issues to deteriorating neighborhoods to a stalled housing market to aging infrastructure. We have an illegal drug problem that is driving the crime rate. And the cost to operate Village government continues to rise. These are difficult problems, but we can solve them. We can do better. We must do better,” he said.
“My leadership style is different than some. I believe in teamwork and consensus building. I know when we work together, we can find solutions to our common problems. I will to lead this community in a unifying manner. It won’t be easy, as we have many challenges to overcome,”Mr. Currier said, pledging that “if the citizens of our community support me and give me the honor to serve as your next Mayor, I will treat people with respect, our Village government will be transparent, and I will bring people together, by being inclusive and respectfully listening to all opinions.
“I love Massena; I look at our past with great respect; I value our diversity; I believe in the people that live and work here; I care deeply about seeing our young people succeed, and I want to see Massena grow and be vibrant again,” Mr. Currier said. “I look forward to a positive, successful campaign. Thank you so very much.”