North Ridgeville City Council At-Large
Northeast Ohio, Local
Georgia Awig has been a resident of North Ridgeville for more than 12 years and is an active member of several community organizations, including Citizens for Better Schools, the Communications Committee of North Ridgeville City Schools, the North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce, and the Lorain County Fair Housing Board; to name a few. As a registered nurse, she has been a Director of Nursing and is a current patient advocate. If elected, Awig will use her strong sense of community and established relationships to keep the city of North Ridgeville a great place to live, work, and play – while working to improve the city.Vote Awig
Meet the Candidate
Can you tell our members a little bit about your journey to filing as a candidate?
My husband, Don, and I, as residents of North Ridgeville, are committed to having our community be the best that it can be. As a member of the Board of North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce and Community Care and Visitors Bureau, I have been actively involved in many local activities. I would like to continue my involvement by having a voice on the City Council. Being a Registered Nurse and a member of Heart & Sole, a consortium through the Lorain County Health Department, one of my goals is to encourage the residents of North Ridgeville to live a healthy lifestyle. Our awesome city has been ranked #1 in the state as the safest city in Ohio and the 13th safest in the nation. Currently only one out of seven council members is female and I believe, females should have better representation.
Tip O’Neill famously said that “all politics is local.” What are the top two issues your community faces today and how do you plan to address them?
Our city with a population of about 35,000 residents needs more places to shop, dine, and play so that more of our money can stay in North Ridgeville and as a convenience and benefit to our residents. We just completed the major reconstruction of the main highway through town which will make current and new businesses more accessible. We also need businesses that would hire several employees which would increase our revenue. I would support the hiring of an Economic Development Director and be ProActive in our search for new opportunities. In addition, we need a new police station and would support the passing of the levy on the ballot in November. This would also allow for additional space for city offices. The police station would be located next to our fire station and adjacent to our new Academic Center and High School which would help decrease response time in the event of an emergency.
What stands out in our values as most important to you and your experience (or expected experience) in public office? Our values are:
∙ Economic empowerment
∙ Equity and independence
∙ Dominion over our bodies
∙ Access to education
∙ Safe communities in which to live and raise our families
Most important to me is “Safe communities in which to live and raise our families”. Our community is already safe and would want to keep it that way by supporting the initiatives of the police and fire departments. Residents can help keep it safe as well by encouraging them to become involved.
What does a Matriots PAC endorsement mean to you and your campaign?
Matriots PAC endorsement means that I am backed by a large group of Professional Men and Women who want more females to hold office in the state of Ohio. By having more females in office, we will help preserve women’s rights and the health and safety of our families.