sound financial footing
In just eight short years, the City’s finances have dramatically improved from deficits and junk bond status to a clear financial forecast, rebuilt rainy day fund, and no tax increases three of the last five years.
Investing in our Future – our students
The City continues to increase its investment in our schools. Our schools are providing a myriad of opportunities for our students, such as dual language, arts, science, hands-on-experiences, and college courses. We are making improvements in all of our schools and fully renovated Potter Burns and Nathanael Greene Elementary Schools.
Infrastructure is critical to our resident’s quality of life and to draw additional growth. During the Mayor’s time in office, approximately 50 percent of its roads have been repaved. Problems ignored in the past, such as city buildings and public safety vehicles, are being addressed. The City is also focused on its parks and programs offered for residents.
Building our Economy
The administration has created a business friendly environment that welcomes new business owners and assists existing businesses so they continue to thrive and expand. The City continues to cut red tape, implementing e-permitting to allow contractors and developers to apply from the job site or their offices. The Mayor has welcomed. New businesses like the Isle Brewers Guild, White Dog Distilling, Stillwater Books, and has seen long standing businesses expand, such as Rand Whitney Containers, Teknor Apex and the Hampton Inn.