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Breneman encourages dialogue between current leaders and their constituents

Posted on January 31st, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Breneman encourages dialogue between current leaders and their constituents

Those with leadership experience can attest to the power gained by trusting and empowering those whom you serve to play an active part in the process.

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Auditor General applauds Breneman's work

Posted on January 8th, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Auditor General applauds Breneman's work

When I ran for public office in 2013, I wanted to change the status quo.

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Politics is about serving others

Posted on December 26th, 2017 at 6:00 AM
Politics is about serving others

I said goodbye to my platoon in 2009, as a 26-year-old staff sergeant (E-6), after having served in the Army for six and a half years. It was a bittersweet moment after having committed so much of my young adult life to national service. I was leaving for a new journey full of unknowns.

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Response to the National Opioid Epidemic

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 at 8:30 PM
Response to the National Opioid Epidemic

 

I have requested a public report by the County Executive and the Office of Drug and Alcohol on the status of current efforts being waged locally against the opioid epidemic.

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Leadership by Serving Others

Posted on February 19th, 2017 at 9:39 AM
Leadership by Serving Others

"People are incredibly concerned about the future of our city and of our community. Probably now more than ever. I've already demonstrated an approach to doing things differently, and I want people to know they will have a voice in the future of Erie."

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Pat Howard: Stronger leadership essential to Erie's comeback

Posted on November 13th, 2016 at 2:15 PM
Pat Howard: Stronger leadership essential to Erie's comeback

Breneman will likely be one of a number of candidates seeking to succeed Sinnott, who reaches the three-term limit at the end of 2017.

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Charting a New Course Together

Posted on November 9th, 2016 at 1:32 PM
Charting a New Course Together

Erie has a long and proud history of giving new Erieites a shot at the American dream, and there are no signs of that slowing down. But it seems that City Hall is detached from this reality as it focuses on building political walls and excluding the core of any community: the people who live here.

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Erie's New Deal

Posted on August 31st, 2016 at 6:07 PM
Erie's New Deal

With 9,500 residential properties showing signs of moderate to severe distress, we have to identify and implement an array of strategies to arrest the downward spiral of disinvestment and decay, effectively stabilize property values, and strengthen the physical and social fabric of neighborhoods citywide.

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A Regional Look Forward to 2016

Posted on January 6th, 2016 at 1:45 PM
A Regional Look Forward to 2016

While many like to reflect upon the failures or successes of the past year, I’d like to take a moment to pronounce some opportunities in the year ahead.

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Guest Opinions: Beyond Business as Usual

Posted on October 9th, 2015 at 12:48 PM
Guest Opinions: Beyond Business as Usual

Ask the average person what is needed in our communities and you are likely to hear something about more jobs, less crime, and less blight.

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