Letter: Time for county to show commitment to education

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 27, 2020

It takes many partners across our community — in education, business and government — to ensure citizens have access to the resources, services and opportunities they need to enjoy a great quality of life.

As mayor of Kannapolis, I have found Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to be a progressive partner and one of this community’s most valuable resources. That is why I urge readers to join me in supporting the 2020 Rowan-Cabarrus bond referendum when casting a ballot in the March 3 primary election.

The bond would fund projects to allow the college to continue offering students access to affordable, high-quality instruction in many relevant fields leading to lucrative jobs. With a strategic approach to creating a pipeline of skilled employees in jobs with the highest demand, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College consistently contributes to Rowan County’s economic development and success.

Rowan County relies heavily on the success of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, as it has for nearly six decades. It’s time to show our commitment to a community partner that has been there for us in so many ways.

Please vote in favor of the 2020 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College bond referendum on March 3. An investment in our community college is an investment in the future of each and every citizen of Rowan County.

— Darrell Hinnant