The Academy of American Poets inaugurated National Poetry Month in 1996, which is celebrated every April. Schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Individuals and organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops and other poetry-related events to commemorate a genre that is reviving itself as a viable contributor to the development of creativity, awareness and education around the country.
With a vision for a well-planned community that is currently ranked as Money Magazine’s #9 Best Place to Live in the United States and #1 Best Place in North Carolina, Sutton was unanimously appointed to complete the vacant term of Apex Mayor in February 2014. No stranger to local government, Sutton was Town Manager of Waynesville from 1980 to 1991, and he retired as Town Manager in Apex in 2001 after serving for eight years. Wishing to remain active in local government after his retirement, Sutton was Interim Manager in the towns of Pittsboro, Morrisville, and Shallotte from 2002-2003. He was appointed to the Apex Planning Board in 2003 and elected to the Apex Town Council in 2005. Sutton is often heard welcoming people to “The Big A”, the Town realizing a major population growth during his past tenure as Manager. His focus now is on economic development, stating that “Now is the time to expand our non-residential base so that people can work and live in the same community.” Learn more about the Town of Apex by visiting their website http://www.apexnc.org/
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