(Please note: This is a 15 page document. To view the entire document, click “Read more” at the bottom of the post. Although the document was written by the Mayor, I decided not to block quote the letter in order to make it easier to read. A PDF of this letter will be uploaded to the City’s website within the next few days. It will also appear in the “Mayoral Welcome” section of the site).
One year ago, I was elected to serve as the 23rd Mayor of Alexandria, Louisiana. During the past year, we worked together to ensure Alexandria continues to prosper and grow, and we should be proud of the results and work harder on the shortcomings.
Particularly, the Administration is proud of completion of programs for economic and workforce development, which have dramatically impacted the City of Alexandria within the year of 2007.
“Good economic development pays the salaries of its sponsors.” This public assessment of development personnel will occur each year for accountability regarding the newly-hired workforce and economic development officers.
Here are highlights for the year on quality of life, infrastructure, development, and recreation plans and activities: