We have an incredibly robust historic downtown retail and business district full of vitality. We offer community enhancement opportunities with the museum, summer municipal band concerts, community theater, dance, wellness programs through the YMCA and others, outdoor recreational activities in hunting, fishing, boating, All Play sporting events, golf courses, diverse and delectable dining and restaurant experiences, a full-service hospital with long-term care facilities and other services, additional rehab and extended care facilities, professional groups and organizations, veterans groups and assistance, more church and volunteer organizations than one could ever hope for in which to find ones comfort zone.
Your city is making your community safer with ALICE training in the schools for teachers and staff and with a resource officer on duty. Police and fire are constantly in training to be better prepared to protect the citizens. Public works personnel continually work to upgrade your city streets and sidewalks, water and waste-water quality, planning and preparation for swimming pool improvements, park(s) upgrades, offering latest state-of-the-art resources by our library, building official and code compliance officer to assist in keeping us all protected by enforcing building and renovation regulations and ADA compliance codes, continual modernization to the airport, animal control and many more unseen things to make this a better place.
Those things being said, as your mayor, I believe everyone has value and has the potential to add positive value to the community. I am working to recognize and market people’s skills; I will continue to build relationships not only individually but with groups as well; I will work to encourage pride in all aspects of living and working here; I will continue to work toward a clean and healthy environment; I will continue to support our school system, including IHCC, and county government; I hope to inspire others to build strong coalitions for the purpose of doing what’s good and right and healthy for all concerned.
The recurring theme throughout this article is “the people.” Let us all work together to make Centerville a “home” you will be proud of. Let your story begin.