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Ferndale’s Mayor Dave Coulter Recognized for being a Pro-Growth Progressive Leader

Dave Coulter Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders

Today, Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter was selected as one of ten rising leaders from across the

country to join the NewDEAL, a national network that highlights innovative ideas from state and

local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives.

Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland and U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, Honorary

Chairs of the NewDEAL, recognized Mayor Coulter for his work to implement a One Stop

Ready program to make it easier for local businesses to create jobs in Ferndale.

“Senator Begich and I have joined the NewDEAL because we believe we need to look for fresh

ideas not just from the top down in Washington, but also from the bottom up, where innovative

leaders like Dave Coulter are developing and testing their ideas out on the ground,” said

Governor O’Malley, Honorary Co-Chair of the NewDEAL.

“In communities throughout the country, rising state and local leaders such as Dave Coulter are

proving that you can be both pro-growth and progressive. The NewDEAL is designed to foster

these types of ideas and these types of leaders,” said Senator Begich, Honorary Co-Chair of the


“I’m excited to work with my fellow NewDEAL Leaders on progressive ideas that will help to

create jobs and grow businesses here in Ferndale and across the country,” said Mayor Coulter.

Mayor Coulter is currently featured on the NewDEAL’s interactive website at


. He joins State Representative

Jim Townsend and Flint Mayor Dayne Walling as the third NewDEAL Leader from Michigan.