KNIGHTDALE - Knightdale Mayor James Roberson and staff from Knightdale Development Services, Knightdale Police, Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, and Knightdale Town Administration met with representatives from Wellington Nursing Center (1000 Tandall Place) and Lowes Foods on Knightdale Boulevard last week.

Mayor Listening Tour - Wellington Nursing
Mayor Roberson and staff meet with Wellington Nursing Center

Wellington Nursing Center's Executive Director, Peggy Bulluck, RN, LNHA  hosted staff and the Mayor, taking them on a tour of the facility and introducing them to Wellington Staff.  Mayor Roberson stated, "It is great that we are able to get out and speak with local businesses about their needs, provide them with a face to a name with Knightdale staff, and solidify our relationships with them.  The Knightdale business community is supportive of and supported by the Town of Knightdale." Ms. Bulluck was able to provide useful insight into how their business runs, and what the Town can do to ensure they are supported. 

The Mayor's Listening Tour continued with a visit to Lowes Foods (3001 Widewaters Parkway) to visit with Greg Ryan, Perishable Co Manager.  Lowes has been engaging the local community throughout the business' time in Knightdale. The Mayor expressed his and the Town's appreciation for their support.  Mr. Ryan also gave good insight as to how Lowes Foods works, and applauded Knightdale for their support.  

The Knightdale Mayor's Listening Tour is an initiative started by Mayor Roberson to ensure Town staff and Council are out in the community.  The Mayor's Listening Tour stops are a chance for local business owners to speak directly with various departments and with the Mayor about their thoughts and any concerns they may have.  Town Manager, Bill Summers stated "These conversations have led to efficiencies in how our Town processes are structured.  They have also led to positive relationships between Knightdale staff, Council and the business community."