The People of Matthews: Lori Canapinno

We asked a few people who work for the Town of Matthews to share their thoughts and hopes for 2019. Here’s what Lori Canapinno, Town Clerk, told us:


Do you have a New Year's resolution? I don't make resolutions per se, but I am entering 2019 with the general intent of being a better person tomorrow than I was today. Everyone is human and makes mistakes, but continuously striving to be better will lead only to positive results.

What do you hope for in the new year? I hope that people try to see the good in others and don't immediately assume that differing opinions mean there's no common ground or ability to have productive discourse.

What do you want to leave behind in the old year? I would like to stop being so reluctant to try new things and get out of my comfort zone.

What do you see foresee for Matthews in the coming year? I think that Matthews will continue to be a wonderful place in 2019 with an actively involved citizenry. There are a lot of big issues being discussed and decided and it's great to see people becoming really engaged with their local government. Part of my job is helping facilitate that, and I am excited when citizens become more involved with the government that most directly impacts their day to day lives.