It has been a little over a year since I was seated in City Council chambers. The other five members of council and the mayor have been patient and supportive in getting this rookie up to speed. …
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It has been a little over a year since I was seated in City Council chambers. The other five members of council and the mayor have been patient and supportive in getting this rookie up to speed. The city manager and staff have been most helpful and taken my basic questions seriously. I have had an opportunity to meet all of the major department heads.
Yes, there have been calls to the house regarding pot holes, drainage, trash pickup, rezoning, dogs barking . Slowly I have learned to direct their concerns to the right person. There are at least four active Neighborhood Associations in my district, and I have been invited to their meetings.
By the way, these dedicated citizens are one of the keys to a clean, safe and healthy community. Our fire and police departments have had a couple of challenging months and have more than fulfilled their duties based on solid training and experienced leadership.
From my fairly new and limited perspective, I would like to assure Sumter citizens that Team Sumter is working together and in good hands. At various events, I have been able to meet all members of the County Council and have especially enjoyed working together with the other council rookie, Chris Sumpter. I would also like to thank the citizens of Ward 4 who voted for me in November 2016, particularly those who voted again in the runoff.