Positive Leadership for Gainesville's District 4
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“I am committed to positive leadership that results in win-win solutions to tough problems.”


Positive Leadership that supports:

  • Effective, Team-Driven Government
    • Making government more accessible, accountable, pragmatic & efficient for citizen & neighborhood concerns
    • Ensuring our new Comprehensive Plan reflects Gainesville’s vision & values for the next decade
  • Strong Neighborhoods
    • Working to improve our neighborhood parks & green spaces
    • Making our city safer for bicyclists, pedestrians & the handicapped
    • Advocating high quality neighborhood schools
    • Supporting affordable housing & services for those in need
  • Local Businesses
    • Promoting our small local businesses & entrepreneurs
    • Revitalizing neighborhood shopping/office centers
  • Environmental Stewardship
    • Encouraging energy efficient & green design for existing & new development
    • Advocating clean-up of hazardous sites  brownfields and the protection of natural resources

    Randy & family

    • Member and past Vice Chair, City Plan Board
    • Member and Chair, Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board
    • Co-Founder, Friends of Metcalfe Elementary
    • Chair, Gainesville Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
    • Vice Chair, Waldo Road Corridor Study Steering Committee
    • Secretary/Treasurer, Our Town Gainesville & Alachua County Inc.
    • Board Member and President, Duckpond Neighborhood Association
    • Small business owner; LEED Accredited Professional
    • MA Georgetown University; BA University of Colorado; Study Abroad in Costa Rica & Chile

    335.8874 h  • randy@randywells.org

    820 NE 5th Avenue  •  Gainesville, FL 32601


    Neighborhoods, Local Business & Planning

    “I have zeroed in on the special issues that make city neighborhoods great places to raise a family–the parks, schools, local business, events & activities–in part because we are raising our own kids here, but mostly because a great neighborhood for kids is a great neighborhood for everyone.”

    Randy Wells, Candidate for City Commission District 4

    Randy Wells, Candidate for City Commission District 4

    I am THE candidate for neighborhood revitalization, with 20 years experience working to make great city neighborhoods.

    Here in Gainesville, I have zeroed in on the special issues that make city neighborhoods great places to raise a family–the parks, schools, local business, events & activities–in part because we are raising our own kids here, but mostly because a great neighborhood for kids is a great neighborhood for everyone. I will bring that vision, passion & focus to the city commission. Please join me, and share your own ideas, time & talent to help make Gainesville an even better place to live!

    Join Team Randy now, or contact me with your question or suggestion. — Randy

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    Randy Wells, Candidate for City Commission District 4
    telephone: 335-8874 home / 328-2997 cell
    e-mail: Randy@RandyWells.org
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Randy-Wells-for-City-Commission-District-4/180244078245?ref=ts


    Downtown Farmer’s Market Provides Just the Taste

    What a wonderful thing is the farmer’s market! Our closest one is the Downtown market (every Wednesday 4 to 7pm, on the Downtown Plaza, 111 East University Avenue, Gainesville). More details here: Union Street Farmers’ Market.

    Wouldn’t it be EVEN better if you could get great, healthy and local produce every day? It could happen with the Citizens Co-op! Have you joined? Help them reach their goal of 500 members today: Read all about Citizens Co-op (and Join the Co-op today with just $100 — they already have 400+ members, and YOU could put them over the top with 500!


    Luminaries in the Duckpond: A Gainesville holiday tradition

    Green Gate Farm in Micanopy provides horse-drawn wagons for annual Duckpond luminaries.

    Green Gate Farm in Micanopy provides horse-drawn wagons for annual Duckpond luminaries.

    Community spirit is KEY to making a city livable. And you can witness a terrific example Saturday evening, Dec. 5th, from 6pm to 10pm. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride from the Thomas Center (NE 6th Ave and 3rd St), or simply stroll or drive along the Northeast Blvd. to view luminaries. Kids of all ages can share wishes & photos with Santa; enjoy refreshments & live music inside; and the annual tree lighting in Spanish Court. Watch out for Scrooge, likely to be lurking the halls of the Ol’ Thomas Center.

    Holiday tree lighting in Spanish Court, Thomas Center, Gainesville FL

    Holiday tree lighting in Spanish Court, Thomas Center, Gainesville FL

    Behind this evening is a real partnership, of community volunteers, local businesses & non-profits, & city government. Neighbors volunteer starting at 9am to place hundred of candlelight luminaries along the Duckpond streets, and light them starting at 5:30pm. Neighbor & Korean-war vet Kirby Smith collects (as he has for years) new, unwrapped Toys for Tots. “Gator Santa” pulls out all the stops to prove that, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” The Duckpond Neighborhood Association contracts with Greengate Farm in Micanopy to provide wagons decorated for the season & stunningly beautiful horses. And hundreds of citizens come out to enjoy the camaraderie. And inside the Thomas Center, thanks to both the Thomas Center Associates and our Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, a beautifully decorated cultural center, spectacular tree-lighting, a variety of local musical performances, and refreshments.

    Additional information at HistoricDuckpond.com. Wagon rides ($5 adults/$1 kids, kids ride FREE with donation of new, unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots), reservations 6-7p & 9-10p, first-come first-served 7-9p. Contact Randy Wells, conexos@gmail.com or 335-8874.


    From the Gainesville Sun: Randy Wells announces plan to run for District 4 seat

    Randy Wells, candidate for City Commission District 4

    Randy Wells, candidate for City Commission District 4

    Gainesville Sun: “The 42-year-old father of two said that it boils down to listening to the concerns and priorities of neighbors and then figuring out a way to address those issues.”



    Randy Wells is a candidate for Gainesville City Commission District 4.

    Today I filed to run as candidate for City Commission District 4. I welcome your ideas and support on how to make Gainesville an even better place to live. District 4 is a wonderfully varied part of this city. A few days ago, I drove around much of the perimeter of District 4–taking photographs and deepening my passion for our wonderful microcosm of Gainesville. Please enjoy the slideshow of pictures–I will add more soon!


    District 4 is a wonderful place!


    3/50 Project promotes Gainesville shopping

    Part of national movement backed by 11,900 small businesses

    “Randy Wells, the secretary/treasurer for Our Town Gainesville and Alachua County, the North Central Florida affiliate of the American Independent Business Alliance, said buying locally has benefits for both the consumer and the community.”
    From: Gainesville Sun

    http://www.gainesville.com/article/20091030/ARTICLES/910301012