Baker’s leadership needed for mayor

first_imgMark served as president and executive director of the City Center for over 30 years. His leadership, integrity, interpersonal skills and strategic thinking were critical to ensuring the success of the Center.As a result of his leadership, the facility’s usage increased over five-fold. In 2016, the facility held 170 events, which created over 216 revenue producing days for local businesses and boasted an 86 percent occupancy rate. The same skill set that allowed him such success at the City Center is the same skill set that we need in the mayor’s office right now.Mr. Baker has worked with many mayors and city officials with different agendas, from different political parties and varied visions for the town’s growth. He successfully harnessed this diversity of thought to ensure that the best interests of Saratoga Springs came first. With decades of experience partnering, listening and working with a wide variety of people in our community, we can be assured that Mark Baker will continue this inclusive leadership style as mayor.I look forward to voting for Mark Baker on Nov. 7 and hope you will join me.Melissa ZiekerSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists The Saratoga City Center came into existence in 1984 through the efforts of many local business and community leaders. The founders knew they needed someone at the helm who could steer this project successfully and enable the center to become the economic engine that it is. They found that leader in Mark Baker. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

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