My name is Ernie Bailey and I am the new President of the Lansdowne Improvement Association.
I have lived in this community for 33 years after having grown-up in Southwest Baltimore City.
My wife and I still live in the same home we purchased in 1980 and in which we have raised out two sons. We attend Lansdowne United Methodist Church. I work as a fleet mechanic for a local bakery distribution center. I am emblematic of our community – a hardworking working class person – who wants my family to succeed in this world and for my community to succeed as well.
It is my belief that our community can work together to achieve goals that improve our quality of life. Infighting and squabbling do not accomplish anything worthwhile and in fact do damage to an already tenuous reputation. What does all that mean? That means engaging everyday folks on the street, the faith community, our schools, and our local business owners.
In this day and age, everyone is struggling. Whether it is the economy or a deterioration of the social fabric that binds our community – we must lift up our community and her people. A well-known quote says “a rising tide lifts all boats.” I truly believe that statement. I want my neighbors to succeed just as I want to succeed in life myself.
Government cannot solve every problem; however, I look forward to working with our local county and state officials when appropriate.
Please join us on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7 PM at Sisters Academy Hall at St. Clement Church. Please bring your ideas for our community and be ready to discuss ways in which we can work together for the betterment of Lansdowne.
Please do not hesitate to call me anytime. My personal cellphone number is (443) 618-5402.