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Mayor's Message
April 2015
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Dear Citizens of Jackson,

In April of 2014, this administration took on the challenge to bring about positive change in Jackson and to provide the best possible quality of life for all its constituents.  We saw the conversation on infrastructure development as an opportunity to solidify Jackson as a leader in innovation and planning throughout our great nation.  After assuming office, this administration immediately rolled out initiatives – such as our infrastructure listening tours - to involve the community in the process of planning for our infrastructure improvements.

Over the course of our conversations with you – our citizens -- we have heard your sentiments on the state of our city’s infrastructure.  More recently, we have seen an increase in issues that pose a threat to our water quality and felt the punch of our ailing infrastructure from border to border.  After research and collaboration with subject matter experts, this administration – considering your voice and concerns – declared a state of emergency to rectify infrastructure issues that pose a threat to your quality of life and public safety.

Last night, our plea to take progressive, aggressive measures to remedy years of infrastructure neglect met opposition from the Jackson City Council. However, there is no force greater than the collective voice that we have as a city.  I stand with you. I stand committed to doing the things that help produce the Jackson that we all seek. Our vision for this city remains clear. Our intentions for this city remain pure. This is our city. Together, we will push the Bold New City forward.

“Together, we will transform the City of Jackson into a destination city that is a leader in innovation, education, and infrastructure stability; cultivating an environment that is safe and conducive to entrepreneurial endeavors.”
– Jackson’s Bold New Vision


Tony T. Yarber
Mayor, City of Jackson