Vaughn was originally elected to the Brunswick City Council back in 2016. Since then he has created the first ever youth run Youth Advisory Council. He has also worked diligently on the River’s Edge Trail system. Vaughn has been a strong proponent for the mountain biking and hiking trail system and worked to get them needed funds and permissions,. In addition, he has personally invested his own sweat and tears into River’s Edge by helping to create the trails and also riding them. In addition to these things, Vaughn has been a big part of making Brunswick a more bicycle friendly town. He also works with the National Park Service and C&O Canal Trust to find ways to make the C&O Canal more accessible and usable. Coordinating with Frederick and other local towns, Vaughn has been working on bicycle links from Brunswick to other Frederick County towns. Working on vacant property ordinances, abatement, and code enforcement issues, Vaughn is also a strong proponent on being more strict with vacant property owners and abandoned buildings.
Transparency of the government is something that has been needed for some time and Brunswick is no different. This transparency must be two-way between the citizens and the council. We need more openness and communication that shares thoughts, ideas, and changes. This communication should cover many channels (news, newspaper, printed information, media, social media, online, group events, and walking around chatting in person) that make it accessible by all.
The Citizens of Brunswick are the primary reason that the mayor and council exist. The mission of the Brunswick council should be to serve the citizens and make sure that their thoughts, ideas, complaints, and feelings are not only understood, but acted upon. Vaughn does not consider himself a politician and never will. Rather, he calls himself a servant of the people, by the people, for the people.
While Vaughn truly believes that Brunswick is doing fine and heading down a good path… He also believes in kaizen. That is to say: There is always room for improvement, and the sure way to improve is through small, incremental changes on a daily basis. These are some of the important issues that Vaughn plans to continue tackling if re-elected:
More than anything, Vaughn believes that everyone should be a part of making Brunswick a better town to live in. He moved his family here back in 2005 to get away from the big city and to settle in a small town that would be a great place to raise a family. Since coming to Brunswick, Vaughn has spent much of his time and energy helping the town and its citizens. He is working with the city to make improvements at the local skatepark, serves as the president of Bike Brunswick, and helps with the River’s Edge trail system by building and maintaining trails.
Family is the most important thing in life to Vaughn. He believes that the local community is a part of his family and they all grow together throughout life. Trinity was just a baby when Vaughn moved his family to Brunswick, Maryland eleven years ago. And, his plan is to watch her grow into a beautiful woman in this wonderful town.
For more detailed information on the issues and where Vaughn stands, please go to his Issues page.