respect for the past, vision for the future

I believe Riverdale Park has a bright future. Over the last years you and I have laid a foundation for a true renaissance in this community and I want to continue on that progressive path forward. Riverdale Park can and should continue to grow economically, blossom culturally, and develop in an environmentally friendly way. It has always been my belief that municipal government exists for three primary reasons; that is to make a community safe, clean and beautiful. I have acted on this conviction for years now with significant success, and I know that with your continued support the best years are still ahead of us!

Initiative to Improve Our Schools

Posted by Vernon Archer on March 24, 2013 at 10:04 am

It is a truism of our region that about the biggest challenge we face as residents of Prince George’s County is living with a school system that performs poorly compared to almost all of our neighbors. This situation causes difficulties for us all that range far beyond simply trying to insure that our own children receive an education adequate to giving them a chance at a bright future. Among other things it undermines: 1) our property values; 2) opportunities to attract commercial investment and the jobs that go with it; and 3) leaves us incessantly beholding to state regulators and politicians who too often see our county as lacking. Read more....

Town Budget and Investing in a Bright Future

Posted by Vernon Archer on March 24, 2013 at 9:45 am

The annual town budget proposal I send to the council is probably the most significant single action I take in a year as mayor. This will be delivered to council and publicly available no later than May 1. It must be balanced with revenues equaling expenditures. Looking at the big picture of town services that we all depend on daily and what they cost in total, my proposal will hold no significant change. However this budget will include some important initiatives that should positively impact the town for years to come. Read more....

Just getting started on the site

Posted by Alan K. Thompson on March 16, 2013 at 10:58 pm

We're just getting started on Mayor Archer's campaign site, and will be adding content rapidly over the next few weeks, including excerpts from articles and speeches by Vern, photos, and a biography. Check back soon!