Hiawassee, GA – Barry Keith Dearing, a local business owner, has announced his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Hiawassee.
As the Founder and CEO of VanKeith Insurance Agency, Dearing tells Fetch Your News he intends to put his skills, perspective, years of self-employment experience, and community activism to use by unifying citizens toward a common goal.
“I’m not a career politician, but I am deeply rooted in the community and consider myself very fortunate to live and work here. This is where I grew up and where I’ve chosen to raise my children. Hiawassee is my home,” Mr. Dearing expressed.
“The mayor should be a vital and active communication link between the people and the city. In my role as a long-time business owner, I’m constantly in touch with citizens and local business owners. I understand their needs and desires. If elected I will take advantage of my experience, skills, and perspectives.”
Mr. Dearing describes his principles as simple.
The mayoral candidate states his plans include collaboration with the the entire community to ensure it’s the best it can be.
“It isn’t necessary to be a resident of Hiawassee to feel the impact. It’s important for both the residents and the business owners to be heard.”
Barry Keith Dearing pledges to bring his community and business experience to the City of Hiawassee along with sound judgement and know-how..
Mr. Dearing says he looks forward to a positive campaign, meeting with citizens, and tackling challenges.
“We have what it takes to make this a thriving, economically viable, and sustainable city for our families, students, seasonal residents, and tourists.”
Updated information on the 2017 race is available.