I am writing to express support for Jennifer Long, who is an excellent candidate for City Council. I worked closely with Ms. Long from 2020-2021 when we served together on Veronica Anderson Thigpen’s school board campaign, and when she served on, and then became, a co-president of the Piedmont Anti-Racism and Diversity Committee (PADC).
Her leadership style is thoughtful, warm, and open minded. She has excellent instincts that lead her to focus on the civic matters of highest consequence. Her natural curiosity is an invaluable asset. She explores questions through multiple lenses and seeks input from people with varied perspectives, so that the decisions she makes as a leader are nuanced and well informed.
Jennifer has been a hardworking and approachable member of the City Council since her appointment to fill a vacancy in 2022, and our community would be best served by electing her to remain on the council.