For Evan Sanchez, talking about Atlantic City's rich history and culture is an opportunity to remind people that this once-great city can be great again.
Sanchez, president of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, sat down recently for an interview for an upcoming episode of "-30-" the Press' television news program produced with Stockton University.
"Atlantic City has the potential to be one of the world's great cities and I think the world's greatest small city and the opportunity to serve and work on that is incredibly exciting," Sanchez told David Danzis of the The Press of Atlantic City. "To me there is so much to Atlantic City that I don't think people realize."
Sanchez is trying hard to change that perception. And while there are others in a better position to help the city with their investments, or policies, you'll be hard pressed to find someone who believes more strongly in the city's promise.
In the wide-ranging interview, Sanchez doesn't pull punches about the city he calls home and what needs to happen next. The segment will air later this summer on Stockton University's Channel (Channel 9 in Atlantic County) but you can watch the full interview online here:
When you do, it will become obvious Sanchez doesn't think in terms of degrees, but in absolutes.
"I am excited and fired up to help (the city) realize that potential," he said. "We can experiment in a small place and work on big problems. There's nothing more I'd rather do."
-30- is made possible through the Community TV Partnership internship, on behalf of the Press of Atlantic City and Stockton University.
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