Best Regards, George S. Redd, IV
Democracy is a system of government in which we live.
Family is an integral part of the healthy democracy.
Work hard, be fair and to respect everyone.
We're going to improve a social care in our system.
Work with policy is an integral part of our work.
It's a very important part of future democracy.
George Redd, IV is a lifelong resident of Winston-Salem and has deeply rooted lineage in the city where he currently seeks the East Ward City Council seat in 2020. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Redd, III along with his deceased maternal and paternal grandparents taught him the value of hard work and community service. George understood from an early age the importance of giving back to the community and being a voice for the voiceless.
George earned a BA from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and returned home where he secured employment in case management serving the economically disadvantaged citizens of this community with many issues over many years. George has worked with families suffering from mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic homelessness, unemployed and the underemployed. He would later pursue and gain employment with Habitat for Humanity where he is the Director of Program Services. This unique opportunity places him in the perfect capacity to oversee positioning families for home ownership and directing many other programs focused on youth achievement. During his time with Habitat he has developed programs for families that educate them on financial literacy and home maintenance skills. He has recently started a Youth Empowerment Program (YEP). This program is aimed at creating healthier and higher qualities of life for underprivilege or at-risk youth. George believes that if you can expose youth to new opportunities at an early age, it opens their minds to new ways of looking at the future.
He is a visionary leader with experience in the following:
If you will allow me to represent you as your East Ward council member, I will work diligently to represent your interests and dedicate my time to understanding the needs that are most important to each of you. I want all of us to be proud to call the East Ward home and to give fair representation to our citizens in matters concerning our immediate and greater community.
My family and I have strong work ethics in our city, our community, and the East Ward where we still reside. I have a deep understanding of the community that I was raised in and a great appreciation for the residents of this community. My grandfather, the late George Redd, Jr. was one of the first African American Police hired by the WSPD. My grandmother, the late Ann Martin Hanes was one of the first African American women hired as a supervisor at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. My family not only told me how to handle myself in life, they each showed me by the examples they set before me.
I am married to the former Vanessa Dalton of Stoneville, NC who is a Commercial Loans Manager for Wells Fargo and I have one precious daughter, Kya Redd.
My family and I have strong work ethics in our city, our community, and the East Ward where we still reside. I have a deep understanding of the community that I was raised in and a great appreciation for the residents of this community. My grandfather, the late George Redd, Jr. was one of the first African American Police hired by the WSPD. My grandmother, the late Ann Martin Hanes was one of the first African American women hired as a supervisor at R. J. Reynolds Company. My family not only told me how to handle myself in life, they each showed me by the examples they set before me.
From his early years, George watched his now retired parents work long hours, His dad was employed for over forty years in the automobile industry working with Bob Neil Mercedes Benz, Modern Toyota, and Flow Honda. His mother spent 27 years at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Research & Development in various positions and Information Resources as an IT Research Analyst before joining the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and retiring as Executive Assistant to the Superintendent. "I was taught to work hard, be fair and to respect everyone."
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• Enhance support services offered to families living in government supported housing
o including support to sustain tenancies including services which focus on empowerment, life skills, employability and opportunities for social inclusion
o provide resources and equipment for projects and programs that meet the needs of financially challenged families
o Grow affordable housing opportunities
o Provide support to individuals transitioning into social and affordable housing
COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
• Work with individuals across the spectrum to create a more inclusive and economically strong city
• Work to overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and make the future a brighter place in the East Ward - the entire East Ward
• Create meaningful relationships with community members, leaders and stakeholders that will move us forward and into the future. We have a massive talent pool - it’s beyond time to focus locally.
YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
• Design/develop youth focused programs fostering upward mobility. Team with local government officials, nonprofits and community leaders to give our youth the skills they need to be successful in the future
• Work tirelessly to create policies aimed at closing the educational achievement gap between groups defined by socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and gender