by Giordana Benkenstein Vallejos
Dois Irmos Deputy Mayor Juarez Stein is married, has two youngsters and was born on January 22, 1957 in the inside of Montenegro. His household moved to Dois Irmaos in 1964, when he was simply seven years outdated. Juarez started working in the Henrique footwear business at the age of 13, then he labored at Calcados Med, and later he and a buddy opened the Centrope footwear firm, which had been in existence for 18 years, and died throughout that interval. given when Asians dominated the footwear business. ,
He entered public life as a councilor in 1983, then ran and was re-elected councilor with the most votes, finishing ten years in legislative energy. Thereafter, he was a candidate for deputy mayor together with Renato Dexheimer and Mayor from 1997 to 2004.
After a while, he returned to politics for eight years in the administration of Mayor Tania da Silva, at the Secretariat of Administration and the Secretariat of Finance. In the finish, he ran for deputy mayor with present mayor Jerry Meneghetti, and continued with the ceremony. In all, there are thirty one years of life dedicated to the public sector.
What’s it wish to return to City Hall as deputy mayor now?
It was very peaceable. I’ve a great understanding with everybody. The mayor advised the secretariat, I’m the deputy, however I can transit in all areas. Currently, I’m occupying a place in the inspection space at City Hall, in order to intently monitor what occurs in phrases of service. I additionally take part in the conferences of the Secretariat. With the progress of the metropolis, the mayor is just not in a position to be throughout the place and I assist characterize Jerry at occasions and different important actions.
What had been the important adjustments in the coverage?
Many politicians discover it unusual that we live in an period of nice polarity, in an period of political bigotry. Also, bureaucratic processes do not make issues circulate so shortly, as every little thing needs to be inside the authorized framework and widespread sense is discarded. I believe in this manner we’re making a harder world for ourselves. The pandemic additionally prompted lots of injury. But I do know that society will all the time face such troublesome occasions. Despite the big affect, we’re recovering from it.
How do you see the previous and current of the metropolis?
Footwear modified every little thing. By the 70’s we had been a colony. Things began getting higher after that interval. We have all the time had nice potential for footwear and with authorities funding devoted to the growth of the business, we had been in a position to develop footwear at Dois Irmaos and make our first exports in 1971.
To get a way of proportion, in the 70s, a manufacturing unit had about 600 staff and in the 82’s, it had over 2,500 staff. With footwear jobs supplied, new residents arrived and subdivisions started to type. This situation is repeated with a brand new interval of enlargement and financial positivity in the municipality. However, this progress calls for elevated funding and infrastructure from the authorities to fulfill the inhabitants progress.
Today, the authorities has its accounts updated and many initiatives are but to be accomplished, with sources reserved for works. Even with the pandemic, which has delayed many progress and harmed the inhabitants, we’ve a booming financial system. One indication of that is the want for manpower and rising new ventures. Footwear can be doing properly, however the enterprise has suffered some losses.
Important works that may happen are: the new bridge challenge, the Uniao neighborhood college and the paving of a number of streets. Investments are additionally being made in tourism, factories and know-how. With the arrival of new residents on the lookout for job alternatives and high quality of life, the metropolis is experiencing a great second.
Interestingly, even with the new residents, the tradition stays the similar. Festivals similar to the Curb de So Miguel and Natal dos Anjos are a method of selling tourism and, at the similar time, reaffirming the lovely cultural identification of Dois Irmos. Even although footwear is a powerful level of the financial system, we intend, with our actions, to additional diversify the financial metrics of the municipality.
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