Three hundred years ago, Gloucester built the first Schooner. In ten short years, we will be celebrating our city’s 400th Anniversary.
Right now however, Gloucester faces significant fiscal and infrastructure challenges. Additionally, we are in a period of momentous change. For a number of reasons, our most historic industry has dwindled. Gloucester Harbor, our magnificent resource, faces atrophy and decay. This is a critical moment for us. “Business as usual” will not meet these challenges. We must decide where we are as a city, where we want to be, and how we want to get there.
I grew up here, raised a family here, made a living here. I love this city, but I am concerned about our future.