Nate recognizes that responsible growth requires a strategic and proactive approach which is why he is prioritizing the following initiatives:

One of the most important steps in promoting responsible growth is developing a comprehensive plan for the city’s growth and development. Nate will work with local officials and community members to develop a plan that reflects the community’s values, priorities while protecting the character and charm of Greenfield.

Investing in first responders is a critical priority for any city, including Greenfield. First responders play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of our community, and it is essential that we support and empower them to do their jobs effectively. Nate will achieve this by providing adequate resources, training and professional development, mental health support and fair compensation and benefits.

Ensuring that every resident has access to safe, affordable housing is critical to building a strong and thriving community. Nate will work with local developers, community organizations, and government agencies to increase the availability of affordable housing options in Greenfield.

Encouraging infill development is another important strategy for responsible growth. Nate will work to promote the development of vacant and underutilized properties in the city’s core, rather than sprawling development on the city’s outskirts.

Protecting open space is an important consideration for responsible growth. The mayor can work to preserve natural areas and farmland on the city’s outskirts

Promoting sustainable development is critical for responsible growth. Nate will encourage the development of buildings that meet green building standards, promote renewable energy, and use green infrastructure to manage stormwater.

Partnering with the Greenfield-Central School District is a great way to invest in the future of our community in Greenfield. By working together with the school district, we can ensure that our students are receiving a high-quality education that prepares them for success in trades, college, career, and life. Moreover, it is imperative to not let the city’s growth outpace the capabilities of the school district. Nate will work in partnership with the district which will capitalize on our success.

Investing in sustainable infrastructure, such as renewable energy, green transportation, and efficient buildings, is not only important for reducing our carbon footprint but also for creating long-term cost savings and enhancing quality of life for residents.


The history of Greenfield mixed with its charms is the foundation of Greenfield’s character and small-town feel. Nate’s aim is to capitalize on our history and create a vibrant, inviting and sustainable urban environment that will attract visitors, residents and businesses.

Rebranding downtown can also involve enhancing public spaces, such as parks, plazas, and streetscapes. This can include new landscaping, public art installations, and other improvements that make the area more attractive and inviting to visitors and residents.

One of the key elements of rebranding downtown Greenfield is promoting the many great local businesses in the area. This can include creating a new website or social media presence that showcases local businesses, creating a loyalty program for customers, and hosting events and promotions that highlight the unique offerings of each business.

To attract new visitors and residents to downtown Greenfield, it’s important to develop a strong marketing strategy. This can include advertising campaigns, social media outreach, and other efforts to promote the area and its unique character.


Two major businesses are moving their headquarters and leaving Greenfield. Nate understands the importance of investing in a diverse economy.

One of the best ways to promote economic growth is to attract new businesses to the area. This can include offering incentives for businesses to locate in Greenfield, promoting the city’s many assets and advantages to potential business owners, and working with local economic development organizations to identify and target businesses that would be a good fit for the community.

Supporting local businesses is another important way to promote economic growth in Greenfield. This can include providing resources and assistance to help businesses grow and expand, promoting “buy local” campaigns that encourage residents to support local businesses, and working to create a business-friendly environment that makes it easier for businesses to succeed.

A strong and skilled workforce is essential for economic growth. To support this, the mayor can work with local schools and businesses to develop training and educational programs that provide residents with the skills they need to succeed in the modern economy.


Nate understands the importance of ensuring that our community has access to the best care and support possible.

One of the most important steps in addressing mental health and addiction is increasing access to mental health services. Nate will work with local health care providers and organizations to ensure that residents have access to quality mental health care and addiction treatment.

Another important strategy is to expand prevention and education efforts around mental health and addiction. This includes providing education and resources to schools and other community organizations, raising awareness about the risks and impacts of addiction and mental health issues, and promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Community-based treatment programs can be highly effective in helping people overcome addiction and mental health issues. Nate will work with local organizations and providers to expand these programs and ensure that they are accessible to all residents who need them.

Addiction and mental health issues often stem from underlying issues such as poverty, trauma, and social isolation. Nate will work to address these underlying issues by promoting economic growth, investing in affordable housing, and supporting community organizations that provide social support and services to residents.

Finally, addressing mental health and addiction requires fostering a culture of empathy and understanding. Nate will work to reduce the stigma around mental health and addiction, promote a culture of inclusion and acceptance, and encourage residents to support each other in times of need.


Reducing the carbon footprint is a crucial step towards a sustainable future, and it's something that Nate will do to help build a cleaner, healthier community.

One of the most effective ways to reduce the carbon footprint is to promote clean energy. Nate will work to increase the use of renewable energy sources such as solar, promote energy efficiency in buildings, and incentivize businesses and residents to adopt clean energy technologies.

Another important step is to expand public transportation options in the city. This can include investing in public transit systems, promoting biking and walking infrastructure, and encouraging the use of electric vehicles.

Investing in green spaces such as parks, urban forests, and green roofs can help reduce the carbon footprint by capturing carbon dioxide from the air and reducing the urban heat island effect. Nate will work with local organizations and volunteers to plant trees, build parks, and create green spaces throughout the city.

Encouraging sustainable practices among residents and businesses is another key strategy for reducing the carbon footprint. This can include promoting composting and recycling programs, incentivizing the use of reusable bags and containers, and encouraging residents to reduce their energy use and water consumption.

Finally, setting goals and tracking progress is critical for reducing the carbon footprint. Nate will set specific targets for reducing carbon emissions in the city, track progress towards these goals, and work with local organizations and community members to identify new strategies and opportunities for reducing the carbon footprint.


Transparency and accessibility to government are critical components of building trust and engagement between residents and their local government. Nate’s strategy includes:

One of the most important steps in promoting transparency is increasing access to information. Nate will work to make government information more readily available to residents, such as through online portals, public meetings, and other channels.

Engaging with residents is critical for building trust and promoting accessibility. Nate will hold regular town hall meetings, listen to feedback from residents, and provide opportunities for residents to share their thoughts and ideas.

Promoting open data is another important strategy for promoting transparency. Nate will work to make government data more readily available to the public, such as through open data portals, and encourage local organizations to use this data to develop innovative solutions to community challenges.

Effective communication is critical for promoting transparency and accessibility. Nate will work to improve communication channels between government and residents, such as through social media, newsletters, and other channels.

Finally, implementing ethical standards is critical for promoting transparency and accountability. Nate will work to implement ethical standards for government officials and employees and ensure that these standards are upheld through regular monitoring and oversight.