Mayor's Corner

Mayor Jerry

Welcome to the month of June. This month we celebrate several awareness events, including Juneteenth, Pride Month, PTSD Awareness Month, and Men's Health Month. If you were not aware, Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is observed on the anniversary of June 19, 1865. What happened on that day? Juneteenth marks the approximate date when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached and was posted widely around Texas. Sadly, this was nearly three years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the document. To me,  it is a reminder that we need to treat all of our neighbors with the dignity and respect we would expect to be afforded ourselves. No matter what color of their skin, deity they choose to worship, whom they choose to love, or how they choose to live their life. As it was once written… “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Pretty concise. In past Mayor’s corners I have written about creating community. Kindness to others is, and always has been, the cornerstone.

In other news , ODOT and their Contractors are making headway moving south toward the train tracks. It is looking great.

If you have not heard, I have the honor of being part of the Central Linn School District Bond Advisory Committee. We as a committee have been charged with working to develop a recommendation for bond projects. The committee will meet from January-December 2024 and will review the District’s facility needs, consider options for bond financing, develop a long-term plan for addressing capital improvement projects, and consider community feedback. The CBAC will then create a draft recommendation in August 2024 that will be circulated for community input. The CBAC will review that feedback and make a final recommendation to the School Board in November-December 2024. If you have questions or comments, feel free to email me at and I will make sure the committee receives your comments.
Summer is coming ! I hope that you all have fun and safe season. With that, I remain your Mayor. I and the Council work for you, and we hope to hear from you. Ask always, be safe, be kind to your neighbors, and think of others and your community.
-Mayor Jerry 














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