The start of 2023 marks a little over one year since I was sworn-in as Mayor of Jackson. This has been a remarkable year for myself and the City of Jackson.
After presiding over 21 City Council meetings, I’m certain 2022 will be remembered as a year where we worked to meet the various needs of our residents. Improving fire department response times, fixing roads, water infrastructure upgrades and new investment for Loomis Park are just a few of the positive actions we saw this year.
In the next half of my first term as your mayor, I want to do as much as possible to continue this progress. I’m looking forward to seeing the Hayes Hotel revitalization and the food service projects at the City Center (formerly Masonic Temple) take shape in 2023.
Just like in the past year, creating more safe and affordable housing will continue to be a priority for our City government. I’m encouraged by conversations we’re having with the community to understand what we can do to help those without a stable place to live. Two developments planned on Blackstone Street and Greenwood Avenue are also bolstering prospects for bringing more affordable housing into our neighborhoods.
While government cannot solve every complex issue we have, I believe if we have the resources to help, we have a responsibility to act. I’m looking forward to all we can accomplish together over the next year and wish you a happy new year.