Mayor Andy Berke
c/o Office of the Mayor
City of Chattanooga
101 E. 11th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Dear Mayor Berke,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history including social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. Mayor Berke, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 65th Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as 65th Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds for women including minorities businesses to help the compete in the economy, and working with city council to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I liked on how you expand job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop job skills to help prepare for the economy, provide tax credits to small businesses along with local businesses to help hire people to work for them, and implement The Workforce Development Working Group to bring employers, training providers, workforce funders together to find ways improve the workforce along with improve working conditions. Supporting renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging businesses including industries to use energy-efficient products to help reduce high energy costs, and providing funds to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use is common sense to protect the environment. On education, I like on how you worked to increase funds to help improve special education in order to assist people with disabilities get accommodations they need to learn, create Netbridge to help provide public schools with high speed internet to assist students with learning, and expand on after school programs to provide youth with help on their assignments from tutors. Another thing that I like about your work as Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee, I like on how you provide funds to help restore historical sites including attractions to improve tourism while make learning a better place, push for community policing to help improve relations between citizens and law enforcement, work on a goal to reduce the homeless rate by providing more shelters or assistance to help people who are homeless get care they need.
Mayor Berke, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. On the New Deal website about different public officials who are progressive where they share ideas on how to improve society, I enjoy learning about your work on pushing to improve society by increase transparency to help citizens understand how government works, the need for education reform, and many others. Also your current role as 65th Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee helps motivate me to continue to learn history including social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and to wish you a Happy Birthday for March 31st.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights, push for environmental protection, and many others. I enjoyed learning about your ideas to improve society on The New Deal website. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, continue to learn history including social justice, and be interested in learning about your work. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, doing an excellent job acting, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to work hard to make great difference.