New Market Councilman Palmer seeks second term

Tim Palmer

New Market Councilman Tim Palmer will seek a second term when the town votes on May 3.

Palmer, who also serves on the town’s planning and finance committees, says his experience has served him, and the town, well.

“Number one, I’ve always been interested in local affairs and activities,” said Palmer. “I’m also the commander of the American Legion. I have, in the past, been the president of the Rotary Club. My wife and I always seem to get involved in local activities and I guess I just work well in that environment.”

Palmer has played a major role in the town’s future.

“I developed a 20-year plan for the town of New Market,” he said.  “We went through literally every paragraph of the 20-year plan to look at some of the prospects for new housing of various types in the town, and I feel confident that some of those are probably going to materialize.”

Palmer says that he also played a role in Town Council’s improvement of the town’s website, which he says will increase ease of use for residents as well as those researching the town for tourism or even prospective residents.

Additionally, Palmer plans to continue improving New Market’s attractiveness to businesses as well.

“We have put a lot of money into improving our streetscape,” he said. “We spend extra time keeping our city clean and we have a tremendous police department – New Market has little to no crime, and those kinds of things are attractive to people.”

Palmer holds a bachelor’s degree in vocational and adult education from West Virginia Tech as well as an associate’s degree from Old Dominion University in electronic engineering technology.

Palmer and his wife Carol have lived in New Market since 2005. They have five children and eight grandchildren.

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com