The first woman to be elected to Manchester’s highest office, Mayor Craig has addressed some of Manchester’s most pressing challenges and delivered on the promises she made to voters. In her first term, she has:
- Grown Manchester’s economy through innovative partnerships that bring new jobs and opportunities, including working with the state to develop a comprehensive proposal that resulted in BAE Systems coming to Manchester, along with up to 800 new, high-paying jobs.
- Prioritized improving public education to attract and keep families and businesses in Manchester, including working with the NH College and University Council to secure more than $10.5 million to the school district over the next seven years through the competitive GEAR UP grant.
- Made our neighborhoods safer by combating the substance use disorder crisis and addressing crime, resulting in a 19% decrease in opioid overdoses and an overall decrease in crime, including a 9% decrease in violent crime.
- Made smarter decisions that reflect our priorities to protect your hard-earned tax dollars, and respect the tax cap