Joe Hudson
Statesville City Council, Ward Five

Joe Hudson has been serving as the dedicated representative for Ward Five on the City Council for the past two years, bringing a wealth of experience in government administration, budgeting, and operational expertise in Drinking Water and Wastewater management.

With over 30 years of professional experience, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the City's infrastructure and environmental initiatives.

One of Joe's significant achievements during his tenure on the council has been the development and approval of the Master Greenway Plan for Statesville. Recognizing the importance of green spaces in fostering community connections and enhancing the overall quality of life, Joe has spearheaded efforts to address the city's lag in providing such amenities to its citizens.

Notably, Joe's leadership led to the approval of a Master Greenway plan that envisions encircling the city with a network of green corridors. These corridors, whether natural or manmade, will connect parks and recreational centers in each community, providing easy access and promoting alternative transportation options. Joe's commitment to greenways goes beyond recreational benefits, as he acknowledges their role in protecting natural habitats, improving water quality, and mitigating the impact of flooding in floodplain areas.

Perhaps most noteworthy is Joe's dedication to fostering a collaborative and engaged community. He emphasizes the importance of involving staff in policy and operational decisions, recognizing that elected officials should provide vision and policy while allowing professional staff to manage day-to-day city operations. Joe's goal is to maximize the expertise of the city's professional staff, ensuring that their knowledge benefits all citizens and complements the leadership provided by the City Council.

Looking ahead, Joe aspires to continue the progress in Greenway development throughout the remainder of his term. He envisions a future where the Master Greenway Plan becomes a reality, connecting communities and further enhancing the cohesion of Statesville. Through his strategic approach and commitment to community engagement, Joe aims to leave a lasting legacy that contributes to the overall well-being and prosperity of the city and its residents.