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On April 23rd 2014, Jacksonians ushered in a new administration amidst ongoing and pressing issues that face our great city.  Throughout the election process, my goals and beliefs were clear. Together, we will make Jackson the best place for rest, recreation, and to raise our children.  We will actively seek the quality of life that each constituent in this great city deserves.  I thank you for the confidence that you have placed in me to lead the City of Jackson towards the manifestation of its potential.

As a college student, I can remember learning the words of various literary works and doing brief studies on their authors.  Perhaps, one of the most fascinating works that I have had the pleasure of reading is a work by Dr. Benjamin Mayes. In this work Dr. Mayes states, “I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it. Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it. Give account if I abuse it. Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.” In this poem is the embodiment of an idea I commit to as your mayor.  That idea is centered on a synergy and belief that every moment matters. We are in a moment as Jacksonians in which our efforts and actions are paramount to the success and continuation of our future moments.  As your mayor, I challenge each of us to put forth our best in every second that we have the opportunity to do so.

I am deeply conscious of the great honor of this position and of the responsibilities which I now undertake to represent the City of Jackson. I give you my solemn assurance that I will work with commitment and dedication to carry out the constitutional and civic duties that are attached to the role of Mayor.  As a proud Jacksonian, I pledge that I will do all I can to serve the people of Jackson and to promote and enhance the welfare and standing of this great city. To this end, I look forward to a strong engagement with our community and my fellow council members. In serving as Mayor, I know I will be greatly assisted in the performance of my duties by the love, support, and encouragement of my family, colleagues, friends and fellow Jacksonians.

All the best,

Tony T. Yarber
Mayor, City of Jackson