Hello Mount Olive, my name is Nicole Spaldo and I’m running for Town Council. My husband Ryan and I have lived in Mount Olive for 9 years. We truly love this town, it’s been a wonderful place to raise my daughter, who’s in first grade, my ten-month-old son, our two dogs, and a wonderful rabbit named Nibbles. Here in town, I am a Girl Scout leader for my daughter’s troop, a District Leader with the Mount Olive Democrats, and a passionate advocate for environmental sustainability and senior health and wellness. I am excited to do more, giving my all towards improving Mount Olive.
I’ve dedicated my life to helping people. After completing my master’s degree in 2009, I’ve worked as an occupational therapist helping seniors maximize their independence and empowering young people to live their very best lives.
I am, above all, working to improve things for my children’s generation. The current town council’s plan of saddling them with debt, or having the town overrun by corporations, isn’t good enough. We need solutions that will privilege local businesses and a sustainable budget. As a member of the Town Council, I will work to fill our empty storefronts by employing smart, research-based initiatives to grow our local economy.
This all starts by electing a town council who will listen to the community they represent. From my work advocating for seniors and the environment, I know first-hand how difficult it is to get in front of the council as a working mom, much less get them to listen! As your councilwoman, I will make sure that every resident has access to their representatives.
That’s what this is all about, making sure EVERY resident has their voice heard and respected. Our community is growing more and more diverse; and I believe that our Town Council has a responsibility to serve all its residents. Whether you have lived in Mount Olive for generations or just moved in; whether you rent or buy, every person young and old deserves a town council that works for them. In these uncertain times, the town council needs to be doing more for you and your family. The Town Council needs new voices with real vision. I would be honored to be your next councilwoman and, if elected, I will waste no time in making Mount Olive a stronger, healthier community.