Meet our DMO of the Month:
The Tea Party is not only active at the congressional level, they are coming on strong in municipal races around the country. While many municipal races are defined as 'non-partisan' without the familiar primary and general election structure, they are often anything but - - and DMO works to support Democratic Municipal Officials.
Our DMO of the Month is Michael Nowakowski, a lifelong Phoenix resident and the son of a Mexican immigrant mother and first-generation Polish father. Elected in 2007, Councilman Nowakowski believes in "Keeping Neighborhoods First." As Co-Chair of the City of Phoenix's new Anti-Graffiti Task Force, Nowakowski has agressively attacked this blight in his district, while also initiating and hosting crime summits to instruct and engage residents on how to prevent crime in their communities. He hosts historic preservation summits, and gun buyback programs. He expedited the construction of a new police station in his district to house 200 police, and he held over 140 "Chats with the Councilman" to ensure he was accessible to his constituents and meeting their needs.
Since election in 2007, Councilman Nowakowski has helped bring over 2400 jobs and $400 Million in capital investment to his community, where crime is down despite a growing population. He brought holiday lights to his Central Avenue business district, and strives to make his community thrive. He works in cooperation with other community leaders in hopes of "achieving a 'shared vision' to make Phoenix a place that everyone can take pride in... and accomplish great goals and make the community he loves an even better place to live, work, play, learn and visit."
- Executive Vice President of the Cesar Chavez Foundation Communication Fund
- City of Phoenix Historic Bond Committee Co-Chair 2006
- Member of a Police Chief's Advisory Board for more than 16 years
- Founding member of the Mayor's Anti-Graffiti Task Force
- City of Phoenix Census 2000 and 2010 committees
- Phoenix Union High School Superintendent's Advisory Board
- Chairman of Santa Rosa Neighborhood Council
Michael Nowakowski's District 7 is the fastest growing district in Phoenix, and if it were a city, it would be the fourth largest in the state of Arizona. We know many of you are watching the Phoenix Mayor's race closely, but we encourage you to also keep an eye on the council races in this most important state. Consider lending a hand to the DMOs there. Michael Nowakowski faces two challengers on August 30, both of whom are members of the " Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots," a group that is over 2000 members strong. This is expected to be a low turnout election, and DMOs will need your help.