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.