Mayor's Message

First of all, I would like to say what an honor it is to be elected as your Mayor. As I take the seat, my focus is to enthusiastically and sincerely serve the community I live in, work in and most importantly, the one I am proud to call home.

While I enjoyed serving as a council member in 1992 to 1998, I am excited and energized to be your Mayor now, especially during these challenging times that our city is facing. The demographics of our community have changed tremendously over the last 10 years, yet our heritage and uniqueness are ever present; that is why Weatherford is such a wonderful and distinctive community to be a part of.

Weatherford is not like other cities, and most certainly it is not like our metropolitan neighbors in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We are fortunate to be a city of interested and caring residents who take the time to participate in local government. I sincerely hope that in the next year we will continue, as a community of volunteers, to address our problems and to make Weatherford an even better place to live and work. As Mayor, I intend to work with the City Council to ensure that the needs of the entire community are addressed in a fair and open-minded way while sustaining the heritage that we so dearly treasure. I will also work to ensure that our community stays united and focused on improvement.

We are making significant progress as we implement Weatherford's transportation improvement plan (see the article in this newsletter about the status of these important projects) and, over the next three years, you will see a tremendous amount of progress with those projects. While my goal is to make substantial progress in every area of the work the city does, I plan to also assist in making the wait more pleasant, more fun and more attractive. I want to establish an office of amenities, history and fun and charge it with discovering things people are passionate about, rather than, in the manner of most government agencies, what they are not.

As volunteers, I can only ask for your interest, your involvement, and your concern for our community. We may not be able to settle the issues that plague our country and the world, but we can make a difference right here at home. I invite you to contact me at any time with your suggestions and comments about our city and your government.