Moving Forward in 2018

Mayor's Office, News

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.

Mayor's Office, News

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

martinsville.in.gov has launched!

Mayor's Office

I am so pleased to share the City’s new and very-much improved, beautiful, user-friendly, feature-filled, information-packed Web site has launched! The new site at martinsville.in.gov went live last Wednesday, November 22. As I promised, our new site is designed to be everyone’s “go to” information resource and it does not disappoint! If you haven’t checked it out yet, I encourage …

Trio provides winning combination for students

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 …

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 …