I wish to express my gratitude for all that chose to participate in the election process this past year. As I campaigned I found that there was a great interest in what has been happening in Pleasant View in the past few years. While some expressed concern over various issues, the overall feeling from almost everyone I talked with is that Pleasant View is a great place to live, raise a family, retire to, or visit. I look forward to following in the footsteps of others that have worked so hard to make Pleasant View so great.
The past election showed an increase in participation attributed mainly to the ability to vote by mail. It is encouraging that so many more of our citizens were able to be directly involved from the convenience of their own homes. It is an awesome responsibility that we have been granted by the founders of this great nation to choose our leaders through an open and fair election process and I hope that even more will choose to let their voices be heard in future elections.
I appreciate the many men and women who have put their “hats in the ring” to run for elected positions, those who have volunteered for various boards and have contributed to shaping our general plan, many others that have helped with Founders day or have been involved in our recreation programs. It is this spirit of involvement that allows a city to stay vibrant and a place to cherish.
I want to assure you that I have been able to hit the ground running as your new Mayor. The staff, City Council, and especially Mayor Mileski have been very helpful and informative in getting me involved in the current issues and projects that are happening in our city right now.
Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Scott Boehme for his many years of service on the City Council and to Toby Mileski for his service as our Mayor and for his willingness to make this transition work so smoothly. Both of these men have proven to be consummate professionals and have represented us in a manner that they and we can be proud of.
I look forward to serving you as your new Mayor