Endorsement alert!!! I am so immensely honored to have received the endorsement of the New Hampshire Stonewall Democrats- the LGBTQ+ caucus of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Here is their statement of endorsement:
"Good evening. On behalf of the New Hampshire Stonewall Democrats, I would like to formally inform you that we have voted to endorse your campaign for Mayor of Keene.
Please see your official endorsement graphic attached to this email. We will share this, your ActBlue, and any volunteering opportunities you share with us.
Thank you for being a strong, visible ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Best of luck! Ryan Richman Chair, NHSD"
Here are some newspaper clippings of someone who has actually started a business in Keene, actually spent decades as a merchant in Downtown Keene in the business community, actually created jobs in Keene, helped develop Downtown Keene, helped to maintain Keene's beauty and vibrancy. Here's an interesting tidbit, Mitchell Greenwald is the "Keeper of the Clock". I am referring to the beautiful clock that is on Main Street near Gilbo Avenue in front of Ye Goodie Shoppe. Mitchell Greenwald maintains it, pays for the electricity that runs it and was part of the refurbishing of it in 1987. It was a coordinated effort with Kingsbury, Hamblet Electric did the wiring and Mitchell Greenwald had it painted and adorned with its beautiful golden leaves. Some candidates talk about the things that they are "going to do". That's called "potential value"...which is subject to debate. Mitchell Greenwald has "realized value". He's been doing it for decades...he just doesn't brag about things like "facilitating meetings" nor touts them as accomplishments or qualifications for leadership positions. Experience matters and Go Greenwald! ... See MoreSee Less
A very busy day, with a lot of meaningful events. Started the day with a meeting with the Minister and Deacon from St. James Church. Conversation re-enforced my belief that "All Are Welcome Here" is not just a phrase on a sign, but needs to be a way of life in Keene. The needs of our fellow residents who are homeless, hungry and under documented must be considered by all my fellow Councilors and not ignored by the public. Next event was a meeting with staff at Hillside Village about their request for the City to mark a crosswalk between their buildings. I am introducing a request to Council at the meeting next Thursday, along with a petition from residents and staff. The issue will be discussed at MSFI next Wednesday. I expect a large turnout. It is my belief that when a neighborhood asks something of their City, that is easily accomplished like this, there should be no hesitation! Stay tuned. Final event was attending a public hearing by the DOT about the Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan. A high point of the evening, after talk about roads and bridges, which are largely outside Cheshire County, was statements from April Galarza and Susan Ashworth about support for bus transportation, both within Keene and also connecting to Manchester, Springfield and Brattleboro. I spoke in support, pointing out that buses are as close to mass transit as we will get in Keene. It is not only an ecological concern, but also economic. All in all, I am FIRED UP! I look forward to working with Councilors on these and other issues when I am Mayor. Remember to Vote November 5!!! ... See MoreSee Less
As the only candidate for Mayor who has started a business and has chaired the Keene City Council's finance committee, I know what Keene needs to continue to develop its local economy. I hope you join me in this effort and vote Greenwald on November 5th! ... See MoreSee Less
Raising the minimum wage, reducing our city's carbon footprint, embracing diversity and denouncing intolerance. These have always been main pillars of my campaign and these issues don't stop being important after a primary or an after an election. As your mayor, I will want to hear from you on how we can achieve all of these goals together- but first, we have one month to make sure that everyone who shares these valus will vote on November 5th. ... See MoreSee Less
If I was a resident of Keene, I would not only have my vote, but my volunteer work.
Keene needs industry. Period. lack of wage competition and sustainable wage jobs are what is turned Keene into a two tier society.
Think about how Keene was built Mitch. I grew up there and enjoyed it when industry row fed the town. Now taxes have driven out the middle class out and turned it into the haves and have nots.
Unless you reduce the rental property projects and introduce industry, Keene will never recover. Export dollars matter. Import dollars are simply a marketing scheme.
A mayor running on a campaign of higher minimum wages in the state with the lowest poverty rate in the country. Worrying about a tiny cities carbon footprint, diversity and intolerance instead of the out of control taxing and wasteful spending. Those are reasons I left Keene.
I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped out and voted in yesterday's primary! Our race ended with a two vote victory, which is a great indicator of how close this election will be on November 5th. Every vote counts and I thank you for your support.
Also, a huge congratulations to all those who advanced in the City Council races! We should all be happy with the quality choices we get to make on election day in these races. For those who didn't move on, the city of Keene thanks you for your dedication to local governance and when I am Mayor I will be looking to people with your passion when I form committees. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Lawrence Benaquist for your letter in the Sentinel! I am so proud of the many years of service I have put into Keene. Whether it is starting a business, raising a family, or gaining the necessary understanding that it takes to run a committee, meeting, or entire city council- I count my years of experience as an asset and not a detriment. I hope you all check out Larry's kind words.
Also, thank you to Melanie Shutts Everard for her letter! I am incredibly proud of my record as a Keene City Councilor and I promise to always serve with the intent of making the people of Keene's lives better as your Mayor. Check out her amazing letter here:
Thank you Ann Heffernon for your kind words in the Keene Sentinel! Seeing a local business thrive and contribute to the character of our city is something in which I take great pride and I thank you for your support. Everyone should check out her letter:
As mayor, I will make sure that Keene is governed by the values that we all hold dear. That means putting families first, working to build a stronger economy, enforcing stronger gun laws, and ensuring that our community is safe and welcoming to all. I know that if this race comes down to values, you will be proud of my record and proud of my goals. ... See MoreSee Less
What amazing support last night at Music for Mitch. It was so special being surrounded by local musicians, artists, and activists so devoted to Keene. I’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who organized the event and made made this amazing evening a reality. ... See MoreSee Less
Tonight I am so pleased to be presenting the 2019 City of Keene Economic Development Plan to the finance committee at City Hall. This plan is the result of months of hard work by me and the rest of the committee and will hopefully be adopted by the full council next week. I encourage you to check out the full report by following the link below.
Today marks only 40 days until Election Day!!! We are so close and need your help! Sign up for Saturday or Sunday doorknocks with this link, or if Wednesday phonebanks work better for you, follow one of the links in the comments. Every minute you're able to dedicate to talking to folks in the community pays huge dividends on Election Day. Help spread the commitment and we at Team Greenwald would be eternally grateful.
It was great meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren at Keene State today! Living in New Hampshire and Keene allows us the great privilege to hear and even interact with Presidential candidates. Throughout my time here, I have had the honor to meet many Presidential candidates including George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few. Being a primary state, we see first hand and participate in the election process. I encourage all to listen, learn and get involved! It is your right and it is your duty. Join in the democratic process! ... See MoreSee Less
Today, September 24th is Voter Registration Day! The Keene City Clerk's office is open and eager to assist citizens to register to vote. The process is quick and not complicated. Students residing here, both from NH and out of state are allowed to vote in Keene in the city primary and general election.
At our Music for Mitch event on Friday, September 27th, we will be have voter registration and election day information available.
A copy of the letter that I sent to our State Reps before they voted at the special veto session yesterday. Thank you to all who are fighting to overturn Sununu's terrible vetoes that are hurting, and will continue to hurt, our community. ... See MoreSee Less
Exciting music event coming to 100 Emerald Street (Emerald Court) on Friday, September 27th! We'll have 2 rockin' bands, delicious food trucks, and important voter registration information. Join the commitment and the fun! ... See MoreSee Less
A huge thank you to Larry and Tammy Benaquist for hosting an event in their beautiful home! It was a fantastic evening and wonderful discussion on how to continue making Keene a better place for all. I would also like to thank everyone who attended and Jay Kahn for his warm words of support.
If you are interested in hosting a house party like this one, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly contact Mitch via phone.
Today, Keene State College received high marks from U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 rankings among regional colleges in the North, with #10 in Best Schools, #5 in Most Innovative Schools, and #7 i...
Truly a great afternoon at Ashuelot Park. My granddaughter Hazel is an artist herself, just not showing her work outside the home. We enjoyed the people and viewing the art. I look forward to seeing more downtown!Both baby Hazel and I had a great time at Art in the Park with our family on Sunday. As a city councilor I have always been a huge supporter of the arts and as your Mayor I will continue this commitment to our artists and spaces that make our city a more beautiful and creative place. ... See MoreSee Less
Both baby Hazel and I had a great time at Art in the Park with our family on Sunday. As a city councilor I have always been a huge supporter of the arts and as your Mayor I will continue this commitment to our artists and spaces that make our city a more beautiful and creative place. ... See MoreSee Less
Had a great time at the "Clap in" this past Wednesday at Keene State. As a proud alum, it is always great to see the new generation of students ready to change the world and make their impact on Keene. Go Owls! ... See MoreSee Less
Fantastic turnout for today’s Filing Day event! A huge thank you for all who came out to support Mitch and talk about what we can do for Keene.
If you weren't able to make it out, or you just want to support Mitch, you can do so by attending our event this coming Monday at Keene State Camp (further details are available on this page) and/or by donating via our Act Blue link: secure.actblue.com/donate/greenwald... See MoreSee Less
Commencement of the Solar Project at our apartment complex on Emerald Street has begun! Roof being prepped and installation in 2 weeks. This is an exciting venture that I know we will thank ourselves for doing in the future. ... See MoreSee Less
One of the best parts of this campaign for Mayor is the excitement and renewed invigoration I have to help Keene move forward and thrive! This has always been my focus throughout the last 49 years in Keene, but now it is on overdrive! Between the Ewing Awards last night, which was inspirational to see such accomplished people get honored for the talents and accomplishments, and the Monadnock Progressive Alliance meeting following it...the only emotion that comes to me is excited! ... See MoreSee Less
Extremely moving experience last night at the Ewing Arts Awards. Jessica Gelter, the Executive Director of Arts Alive gave a great motivational speech and agreed with the conclusions of the Economic Development Committee. The Arts and the Economy of Keene have a symbiotic relationship, same as the relationship between Keene and KSC. Working together, the vibrancy of Keene will continue for years to come! ... See MoreSee Less