Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fourth of July Festivities

With the Fourth of July days away, make sure you set aside time to stop by Robe-Ann Park for our annual celebration! There's something for everyone, from the Police Department's Crush-a-Car, to music, to activities for the kids, and a dog fashion show. The event ends with our spectacular fireworks display at dusk on Sunday.

To learn more about our annual celebration on July 3rd and 4th, please visit the City of Greencastle's website. And don't forget to Meet at the Market on Saturday morning at the Square for a fresh array of seasonal fruits, vegetables and other homemade items.

Have a wonderful - and safe - Fourth of July!

Friday, June 18, 2010

First Ward Meeting - June 22

A year ago, the first ward kicked off a great new Greencastle tradition with a community meeting at the fire station. On Tuesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m., I hope you will join us once again at the fire station to talk with city officials about your concerns and dreams for our community.

As your councilman it is my job to listen and work for you. That's why we worked hard to find solutions to address the questions and concerns you raised at our meeting last year. These solutions are designed with your input in mind so we can best meet the needs of both the community and individual residents.

What makes our community so special is that everyone is willing to work together to make it a better place to live and work. I hope you'll join me, Mayor Murray, city officials and your fellow residents for a productive discussion about how local government can better serve each resident of the first ward. These community meetings will take place in other wards in the coming months, as part of our ongoing effort to meaningfully connect with all our residents.

If you cannot attend the meeting on June 22 and have ideas you want to share - or if I can ever be of assistance - please do not hesitate to contact me.


Adam Cohen
765/721-3168 (cell)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Moving our Community Forward

On behalf of the City of Greencastle, welcome to our Community Forward blog. It's an opportunity for us to give residents and friends of our community updates about our vibrant city. It also provides an inside look at many of the initiatives that set Greencastle apart from other cities of our size.

There are numerous elements that encourage a city to grow and thrive. From good schools, to employment opportunities, to parks and city services, our community has distinguished itself as one where people come together to make life better for those who call Greencastle home. We take community service and civic engagement seriously, which is why you'll find a robust Buy Local campaign, as well as a Sustainability Commission, a Youth Engagement Initiative, and a community garden grown from the seeds of an old parking lot.

It's the creativity and energy of our citizens that makes serving as Mayor such an honor and a privilege. I hope you'll check our blog often for updates to learn more about how we are collectively moving our Community Forward. I also encourage you to comment on our posts, and send ideas our way about what you'd like to see here.

Thank you!

Mayor Sue Murray