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Meet Craig

Meet Craig Turner, a passionate advocate for Cloudcroft and an experienced candidate running for mayor. His love for our enchanting village began three decades ago when he first visited with his wife, Phyllis, who has a long-standing connection to Cloudcroft, having lived her 50 years ago.  This deep-rooted affection for Cloudcroft has fueled his desire to contribute and make a positive impact as Mayor, with Phyllis standing with him in partnership and support for the prosperity of Cloudcroft and its future success.

Originally from Texas, Craig has been a small business owner in Cloudcroft for over 10 years and a permanent resident for 2 years.  He has been married to his wife, Phyllis, for 33 years.  Together, they are proprietors of Burro Street Trading Post and The Burro Street Exchange in the heart of the village.  They have raised three young men—Austin, Ryan and Harrison, AND have a spoiled Australian Shepherd named Cooper!!  

Craig's professional background exemplifies his leadership abilities. He brings a diverse range of experiences and qualifications to his campaign for Mayor. As a college graduate, Craig possesses the necessary knowledge and critical thinking skills to effectively lead the community. As a former marine, Craig embodies the values of discipline, integrity, and service which will serve him well in his role as Mayor. These traits have guided him throughout his career, where he has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the corporate world. With expertise in business development, budgeting, compliance, and marketing, Craig possesses the skills necessary to drive positive change in Cloudcroft.

Craig’s background as a former teacher and coach demonstrates his commitment to education and community engagement. He understands the importance of providing quality education to the village's residents and is dedicated to fostering a sense of community among its members.

In the corporate world, Craig has proven himself as a successful leader with expertise in business development, team building, budgets, compliance, and marketing. His track record in the corporate sector showcases his ability to navigate complex business environments and drive growth. As the owner of The Burro Street Exchange, he has actively supported local entrepreneurs by helping them establish their businesses in Cloudcroft.

Craig's priorities as Mayor are rooted in the betterment of the community. His vision for Cloudcroft centers around addressing critical infrastructure needs. Recognizing the importance of reliable sewage systems, well-maintained roads, essential heavy equipment, and a reliable water supply, he plans to tackle these pressing issues head-on. Additionally, he recognizes the significance of public convenience and aims to provide accessible public bathrooms and strategically placed trash cans throughout the village. By focusing on these areas, he aims to improve the functionality and appearance of the village.

Economic development is another key focus for Craig.  He believes in the power of local businesses to drive growth and prosperity in Cloudcroft. By empowering small businesses and property owners with a voice and a seat at the table, he aims to create an environment where entrepreneurship can thrive. Craig is a strong advocate for economic development. He firmly believes in empowering local businesses and property owners.  By incorporating their perspectives and needs into decision-making processes, he aims to cultivate a vibrant and prosperous economy in Cloudcroft.

In addition, Craig is dedicated to enhancing parks and recreational facilities in Cloudcroft. He understands the importance of providing residents and visitors with opportunities to enjoy the village's natural beauty and recreational amenities, ultimately contributing to a high quality of life for all.

Public safety and emergency preparedness are top priorities for Craig. He is committed to ensuring that emergency services have the necessary resources and training to effectively protect our community. Turner also emphasizes responsible development practices that preserve the village's unique charm while allowing for growth and progress.

Transparency and accountability in government are fundamental principles for Craig. He believes in open communication and actively seeks community input to shape decisions and policies. Turner aims to create a culture of trust and inclusivity within the local government, ensuring that the voices of the people are heard and valued.

Furthermore, Craig is dedicated to addressing the issue of affordable housing in Cloudcroft. He recognizes the importance of accessible housing options for all residents and will work collaboratively with organizations, developers, and property owners to find viable solutions that preserve the village's character, while allowing opportunity for anyone to realize the dream of living in Cloudcroft.

Craig Turner's dedication, experience, and passion for Cloudcroft make him your ideal candidate for Mayor. With his leadership, the village will thrive, and its residents will enjoy a prosperous and fulfilling future.


Craig Turner: A Leader Committed to Cloudcroft's Growth and Prosperity

Beyond his corporate achievements, Craig is also a successful small business owner. He currently operates the Burro Street Trading Post and has owned The Burro Street Exchange for the past decade. Through his entrepreneurial endeavors, Craig has gone above and beyond to support aspiring business owners in Cloudcroft. By helping over a dozen entrepreneurs establish their businesses in the village, he has fostered a thriving local economy.

With Craig Turner as mayor, Cloudcroft can look forward to a future marked by growth, prosperity, and a strong sense of community. His leadership, combined with his business acumen and commitment to empowering local businesses, will pave the way for a more prosperous and inclusive town. Let's rally behind Craig Turner and work together to build a Cloudcroft that we can all be proud to call home.

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