65° Magazine Carmel-by-the-Sea v1 2019

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Dynamic Duo By Katherine Matuszak | Photos by Carol Oliva With the New Year comes new leadership for Carmel. Recently elected mayor Dave Potter and his wife, Janine, found time to chat with 65° about what they see for the village’s future. 65°: What is your collective vision for Carmel? Janine Potter: I’ve visited and loved Carmel throughout my entire life. It’s important to me that we preserve its heritage and keep the character of the town for generations to come. Dave Potter: The world-class community that it is, we want to maintain the environment and promote the right kind of business in Carmel, recognizing that we are a residential community, and that’s our highest priority. 65°: How would you describe the Carmel lifestyle? DP: It’s almost like a European village. You can walk the beach in the morning, go into town for dinner, and stop off at some of the iconic hotels or restaurants. The commercial and residential sectors blend together, which is a unique feature of Carmel. 65°: Is there anything you’d like to tell the people of Carmel? DP: Janine and I are both incredibly honored to have been supported as mayor and first lady. One thing that sets us apart is that we’re a team. We’re available and accessible.

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