Mayor Kohl Represented State With White House Invitation This Week

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Mayor Shannon Kohl represented the State of Indiana at the Women Mayors of America Conference in Washington, D.C. this week. The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Accelerated Indiana Municipalities (AIM) invited Mayor Kohl to participate in discussions with key administration officials and policymakers on shared priorities on Thursday, September 20. As one of two mayors from Indiana attending, …

Moving Forward in 2018

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As we move forward in 2018, I cannot help but look back at the last two years and reflect how quickly the time has gone. It does not seem possible that we are more than half-way through our first term. When I realize all that we have accomplished in such a short time, I am grateful for the strong leadership …

2017 proved to be successful, 2018 will prove to be much more then just success for Martinsville.

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Over the last 2 years this administration started out with many goals. We presented those in 2016 with our first 100day plan. We out lined the plan with 5 building blocks. Those blocks were Safety, Neighborhoods, Economic Development, Communications and Citizens voice. With in the first 66 days of our administration, we had touched each one of those goals. At …

Kohl appointed to Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, …