“Manufacturers like our very own Vertex Rail Technologies are supported by the billions freight rail spends on its network annually. Economic development goes hand in hand with freight railroads.”

Bill Saffo has served on the Wilmington City Council since 2003 and has served as mayor since 2006. He serves on many boards and commissions including the Wilmington Regional Film Commission. Saffo is also a board member of the New Hanover Tourism Development Authority Board and an ex-officio board member of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.

A native of Wilmington, Saffo graduated from Hoggard High School and went on to receive a B.A. from UNC-Wilmington. He loves to spend time with friends and family and finds it very satisfying to serve as mayor of his hometown. He feels that one of the great things we can do in our lives is to give back through public service.

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