I am honored to have been selected to lead the City into 2016 and beyond, and I am looking forward to working together with the City Council and city staff to serve the citizens of Aberdeen.
2016 will be an exciting year for the City of Aberdeen as we focus on new projects and expanding the foundation that our community needs to grow and prosper. The city is currently working on several projects, the most important of which being the Timberworks project that was started this past December in collaboration with the City of Hoquiam. The Timberworks project has several parts to it and will reduce flood risks and improve the neighborhoods affected by flooding and flood insurance mandates. The project will focus not just on building the structures and utilities needed to protect our neighborhoods from flooding, but also on integrating it to provide community spaces, create recreational opportunities, and enhance fish habitat. The project is expected to remove the majority of homes from the flood plain and is projected to significantly increase property values citywide. This project will be my top priority as much of Aberdeen’s future depends on solving the flooding problem.
If you have any ideas for how the City can better serve its residents, please email me. City government belongs to the people, and I look forward to serving you for the next four years.