It would truly be an honor to continue to serve as the Ward 6 councilor on the Attleboro City Municipal Council.

As a wife, mother and a devoted social worker I pride myself in giving back and being of service. In my first term I have chaired three committees and have focused my full attention on improving the City of Attleboro and on positioning the city to succeed even when faced with obstacles.

I am passionate about our community and working hard to serve the residents.

The three committees I have chaired include the Personnel Committee, the Ordinance, Election and Legislative Matters Committee and the Special Committee for Tax Abatement.

As the chair of the Personnel Committee I supported the renewal of the Disability Commission, Human Rights Council and the Council on Substance Abuse Prevention. Our community has benefited from the volunteers involved in revitalizing and serving.

I personally want to thank the individuals serving as their efforts are invaluable to our city. As the chair of the Ordinance Committee I supported the implementation of the stretch code in order for Attleboro to advance toward becoming a Green Community. As the chair of the Special Committee for Tax Abatement I have introduced new legislation to assist seniors on fixed incomes in regards to residential taxes.

With each vote I cast during my first term I considered the needs of the residents, as well as the city as a whole. This was shown by successfully championing a homeowner-friendly tax rate while maintaining a flat rate for commercial and industrial properties.

I strongly supported the hiring of an economic development director to help attract commercial/industrial growth for the city.

I have also remained a strong supporter of historic preservation which I believe maintains our shared past and culture.

I ask for your vote on Nov. 5 to continue to support efforts of moving Attleboro well into the 21st century. I will remain steadfast as a strong ally for our community.

Diana Holmes is a city councilor for Ward 6. She is unopposed in the Nov. 5 city election.

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