CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -A Charlottesville School Board member is running for Charlottesville City Council.
Juandiego Wade made the announcement at a press conference on the Downtown Mall Monday, January 11.
Wade makes the announcement as the city faces a dearth in leadership. City Manager Tarron Richardson resigned back in September 2020 and his position has not been filled. Additionally, the neighborhood development services director as well as the human resource director positions remain open. All this as the city grapples with the need to address an affordable housing crisis, recent gun violence, and more.
“What I would do from day one is listen. Listen to the citizens, listen to the business owners, listen to the staff to see what their vision is, what they know, and what they can bring to the table,” Wade said.
Wade said his time on the school board equipped him the knowledge to address the city’s many issues.