Kohl appointed to Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

Mayor's Office, News

Group’s mission: to improve delivery of service to Hoosiers Martinsville, Ind. – Serving as one of 11 officials representing municipal, county, township and regional government, Mayor Shannon Kohl has been appointed to the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (IACIR) whose mission is to plan for and address demands on state and local governments. “State and local governmental entities have their …

Firefighters’ training: Skill building, enhanced safety and improved ISO ratings

Mayor's Office, News

So often in municipal government services, there are connection points; some that at first glance might not be obvious, while others are. That’s the case with our dedicated firefighters’ comprehensive training initiatives. The obvious goals and benefits of their ongoing training are increased skill building and enhanced safety. You may have read recently about our fire officials’ purchase of a …

Mayoral statement – Martin Luther King Day

Mayor's Office, News

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. As we remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this national holiday today, it’s important to honor the ideals this man stood for and how they still resonate …

Communication: Let’s clarify some things

Mayor's Office, News

I want to cover a “hot button” topic right now: communications, including our administration’s resource for it, the cost and benefits of providing information and transparency to you. I said if elected, many governmental services would be run differently, new resources would be brought in and new areas of focus would be put into place to help elevate Martinsville and …

January 15 BOW, Council meetings moved to January 22

Board Of Public Works, City Council, Mayor's Office, News

Martinsville, Ind. – With Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, being a City holiday, the Martinsville Board of Public Works and City Council meetings will be held on Monday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. respectively. Martinsville municipal government administrative offices will be closed on January 15. With their first meeting of the year rescheduled from Monday, …

Honoring a public safety servant

Mayor's Office, News

Sometimes in life – if you are fortunate enough – you meet someone who makes such a remarkable impression that he or she is unforgettable. For all of us blessed to have known him, Martinsville Police Officer Sonny Miller was that unforgettable person. As many of you know, his family, friends and our entire community lost him way too soon …

Mayoral statement about Pearl Harbor Day

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As we remember the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, we are keeping our WWII veterans close in our hearts and minds.  With the passage of time, the number of these courageous patriots is dwindling, but the magnitude of their sacrifices and devotion to the cause of freedom will never fade. Our gratitude for …