Re-Elect Julie Ward Bujalski for Mayor of Dunedin
Thank you for visiting this website and for your interest in the future of Dunedin.
Besides being a mom, I can honestly say that serving as your Mayor has been the most rewarding job I have ever had and I want to personally thank you for allowing me to be your representative.
One of the things I’ve realized is that it took ALL eight years of Commission Experience in order to be prepared to be your Mayor. It taught me to understand the dramatic affect that any given issue can have on our residents and business owners. Major changes to our way of life have to be approached with great care, caution, and thoughtfulness.
What I’ve learned while serving as your Mayor is that this job isn’t just about running a meeting and cutting ribbons. A Mayor needs to be in touch with all walks of life in our community and must work hard to bridge the gap between differing stakeholder opinions.
A MAYOR LEADS BY LISTENING! You know the old saying, “A leader recognizes the value of having two ears and one mouth.” Well, I believe in that! And we should always err on the side of getting resident participation, communication, and guidance.
A MAYOR LEADS BY COMMUNICATING! Whether that means ensuring that our city government provide more opportunities to have two-way dialogue, or that as a representative, we are passionate about meeting with those whom we represent, even if there is clear disagreement on issues.
A MAYOR LEADS BY REPRESENTING! After you listen, communicate, and receive the resident driven guidance – it’s time to put good policy decisions in place. While decision making isn’t always easy, the most important thing we can do is ensure that ALL stakeholders have been included in every step of the process. By doing so, Dunedin’s heritage will be preserved and its vibrant future will be embraced.
The next generation deserves a community that has a safe family atmosphere, affordable taxes, and clean water – but these are the basics that everyone should expect from their local government. I know that Dunedin is anything BUT basic!
We are a village with a strong community driven way of life. You may love the arts, the beach, the downtown, our Celtic culture, Spring Training, our parks, or even our special events. They are all equally important to the recipe of what Dunedin is today and our decisions should always elevate our community beyond BASIC!
Dunedin and its residents are facing some of the most dynamic times seen in recent years and we need a leader who has a vested and passionate interest in our community. One whose family has been here for generations and has a clear vision of not only where we’ve been, but where our residents want us to go. And a person who reflects the personality of this community!
Someone who –
- Represents with pride, rather than ego
- Collaborates, rather than divides
- Has a long history of relationship building across our region
- And finally, someone who feels YOUR VOICE is the most important one in the room
If this is the type of leadership you want for Dunedin, I humbly ask for your vote on November 8th.