Introduction

Dear Neighbor,

My name is Greg Vartan and I am proud to represent Ward 2 on Summit’s Common Council.  I ran for this office for three main reasons:

1. I understand the city and the challenges we face
2. I have hit the ground running thanks to my experience and enthusiasm
3. I view service to my neighbors as a responsibility

As a fourth-generation Hilltopper, I’ve been privileged to live in a city that takes pride in its great location, vibrant downtown, excellent public schools, and responsible government.  I want to keep Summit great and continue to improve its strengths while tackling the many challenges we face.

The new federal tax law has the potential to dramatically affect Summit’s affordability. I’m committed to making Summit a destination for shopping, recreation, and business.  That requires encouraging diversity downtown while supplying ample parking and enhancing traffic safety.

I am very excited that we are continuing the process of re-developing Broad Street. It provides a perfect opportunity to expand our commercial tax-base while still preserving the city’s unique character and open spaces.

I am a product and beneficiary of Summit’s incredible public schools. We provide excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. I’m committed to strengthening this excellence and am proud that in 2019 more than 300 students began universal full-day kindergarten. 

From my family, teachers, and fellow public servants in Summit I learned the values I believe we all cherish: honesty, selflessness, determination, and responsibility.  We’re all neighbors working to make our wonderful city even better. I look forward to meeting and speaking with you about the other challenges and how you think we should face them, together.

Sincerely yours,

Greg Vartan
Councilman, Ward 2

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