As a private citizen, I am endorsing Tammi Thurm for the Greensboro City Council seat for District 5.  As I have studied the race, I am particularly impressed by her business and financial experience.  She will be able to provide a fresh perspective that I feel will enable us to continue to grow our economic base.  In addition, her extensive volunteer experience demonstrates to me her commitment to important community issues, such as affordable housing, which significantly impacts the lives of our most vulnerable citizens.  She has demonstrated her willingness to work with all segments of our community in order to create a better future for our citizens.  Odell Cleveland