In this issue of the City of Jackson Newsletter, you may have noticed that I also appeared on the front page, smiling as myself and Jackson College President Daniel Phelan unveiled a new sign that honors a partnership with the college to offer classes at the MLK Recreation Center.
Jackson’s elected officials and City staff work hard every day to improve our community, but we can’t do it alone. That’s why partnerships with organizations like Jackson College help to make sure we’re doing all we can for the community.
Recent months have also seen our City leaders working with the community group Residents in Action to combat homelessness by getting families off the streets and into safer living situations. While much work is left to be done on making sure every Jackson resident has a place to live, I feel we are heading in the right direction, with more planned this spring.
Taking a closer look at this newsletter, you will see collaboration at the core of every article. Whether its residents, firefighters, developers, activists, road workers, voters, dogs or bees, we need everyone working together to make Jackson the best that it can be. I thank you for the opportunity to help lead this collaborative spirit in Jackson and for all you’re doing to make our community an example of what’s possible when we unite.