“Determined to set measurable goals which will affect change. As a female activist and blooming politician I intend to make an impact on local and national levels”
Believing that “service is our best teacher,” Ms Chervita Campbell has put her name forward as a candidate for Marco City to Freeport’s local government, stating her reason for running is to bring increased action and communication to the communities of Marco City and by extension to Freeport.
“I feel the role of a City Council member should be one of listening to what the needs of the community are and then being active in addressing those needs.” She also believes it is also the responsibility of the council to reach out to the community through open and honest communication and be accessible to the community to hear and address their needs.
“I am the type of person who wants to be involved in helping to get things done. I can’t just be a spectator, waiting for others to get things done that I’d liked to see happen. I believe that if you want it, it’s up to you to make it happen for a better community and lifestyle.”
A graduate of Kent State University and Bethune-Cookman College , and a former Department of Social Services employee who worked with the elderly, Campbell feels she can make a difference in Marco City and Freeport’s direction and growth. “
Growth can be very challenging for any community. Through my involvement in various clubs, projects and through coaching numerous sports teams, my interest is helping shape policies and decision-making as Freeport grows. I want to be directly involved in ensuring recreational and wellness assets in the community are a part of a larger effort to continue enhancing our ‘small city’.”
Campbell was instrumental in supporting the Spay and Neuter Program with Grand Bahama Humane Society, Reach-Out Ministry, High School Deportment Award, Jr. Sailing / Regattas and Junkanoo; and feels that as a candidate for Marco City her main focus would be on the nuts and bolts of local government: infrastructure, educational development, and public safety which are to :
· Promote Neighborhood Watch and Urban Renewal programs to keep our communities safe.
· Encourage our community parks are utilized in a safe and friendly environment.
· Enhance the community after-school programs at Richard Gaitor Park and Wellington Ferguson Community Centre.
· Continue dialog with the Grand Bahama Port Authority regarding their involvement of community development and infrastructure enhancement.
· Partner with churches, civic, and other organizations to expand community outreach and youth development programs.
· Upgrade various parks throughout Marco City.
· Assist the ‘Keep Grand Bahama Clean’ program in rebuilding community pride, backyard gardening, and clean yards.
Ms. Campbell went to St. Paul’s Methodist College in Freeport and is a guidance counselor for the Department of Education for schools in Freeport, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Cay, and Andros. She is daughter too Cheryl Marshall and Clement Campbell of Grand Bahama and her dream is to one day establish a nursing home. Groups she has or is still working with: Chairman, Grand Bahama Regatta Committee 2014; National Council for Negro Women (NCNW); Past President, Grand Bahama Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; National Association for The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Club Chickcharney; Past President, Toastmasters International; Junior Achievement Bahamas; and Bethune-Cookman College Alumni Association.
“My goal is to be an influential citizen and an exemplary public servant and I believe in striving for success.” Chervita Campbell looks forward to hearing from the community and can be reached at 443-5873, Twitter @voteckcampbell, Facebook Chervita K. Campbell.