Mayor's Message


“You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.” - Stuart Scott

“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in your mind.” - David G. Allen
I came home Monday evening from my trip to Springfield, and the first thing that hit me was the presence of all of our Christmas decorations gathered together in preparation for our packing them away.

When the clock struck midnight on December 31, besides celebrating the New Year, many of us had probably given thought to things we would like to achieve in 2023, while working to eliminate those behaviors which we saw as negative elements of our lives. While many probably make a list of these “resolutions,” most of us simply gave thought to making changes to our behavior, our relationships, our health or our professional lives.


Several days from now, we will be saying goodbye to the year 2022 and welcoming our new year, 2023. As we approach this transition it will be, in many respects, a result of how we view our lives and the world around us. Some will look at the future as a continuation of the past, while others will view it as a fresh new start; an opportunity to select a new path, “full of things that never were.”