It’s almost here: Fall Foliage Festival!

Mayor's Office

The fall season marks a very special time in Martinsville with our annual Fall Foliage Festival just around the corner. Like all of you, I look forward to this wonderful celebration that brings us together and spotlights our beloved community. Started in 1960, this year is the 58th festival, with the four-day event having grown and flourished over time. This …

Mayoral Statement: Las Vegas tragedy

Mayor's Office

In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy at the outdoor country music concert last night at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones and friends of the 59 people killed and the 527 people injured in the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history. We send our sympathies …

Hurricane relief effort and a heartfelt ‘thank you’

Mayor's Office

As you are reading this, our hard working, dedicated team of off-duty public safety officials have returned from delivering your donations to hurricane-stricken Arcadia, Florida and are now back home with us. Four representatives from our outstanding Fire Department, Captain Chad Cooke, Captain Aaron Fraker, Captain Kevin Greene and Firefighter Jeff Dilley, three representatives from our amazing Police Department, Lieutenant …

Beautify Martinsville Day Saturday

Mayor's Office

The City’s next Beautify Martinsville Day is Saturday, September 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with volunteers asked to meet at 1109 East Columbus Street, with the group cleaning the area south of Washington Street to Gray Street. According to Mayor Shannon Kohl, Beautify Martinsville events – particularly the one-day events – provide a great opportunity for individuals, families, …

Mayor’S Afternoon Out September 21

Mayor's Office

Mayor Shannon Kohl will host a Mayor’s Afternoon Out on Thursday, September 21 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Main Connection at 460 South Main Street as part of her ongoing communications and transparency focus. “I invite everyone to join me to ask questions about what’s happening in Martinsville, share ideas and suggestions, voice concerns or simply stop by …

Beautify Martinsville: Opportunities for all to improve our city

Mayor's Office

Fall is just around the corner and with it comes thoughts of how we can continue improving the appeal of our community before colder temperatures make outside initiatives difficult (if not impossible!). Our Beautify Martinsville program, made up of various days and weeks in the past year and a half where interested volunteers gather to clean up specific areas of …

Martinsville City, Public Safety Officials Collecting Donations For Florida Hurricane Relief

Fire Department, Mayor's Office, Police Department

Led by Fire Department Captain Chad Cooke, a donation effort begins tomorrow, Monday, September 11, for the victims of Hurricane Irma with the Mayor’s Office, Fire Department and Police Department asking for monetary and item-specific contributions. Cooke is working with Long Boat Key, Florida Fire Department Battalion Chief Rocky Parker on the coordination of the donation effort. “To be the …

Mayoral Statement: thoughts and prayers for those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Mayor's Office

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the devastation caused in southeast Texas by Hurricane Harvey. This unprecedented weather event has caused at least five deaths, at least a dozen injuries, thousands and thousands of lives impacted and homes lost. With heavy rain, flooding and tornadoes happening as Harvey stalls over Texas and is impacting southwest Louisiana, …

Beautify Martinsville Day Set For August 26

Mayor's Office

The next Beautify Martinsville event is this Saturday, August 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with volunteers asked to meet at the School Maintenance building at 840 South Ohio Street to help clean up the community. According to Mayor Shannon Kohl, Beautify Martinsville events – particularly the one-day events – provide a great opportunity for individuals, families, businesses, schools, …