by Linda Cox, Mayor of Loveland
As I approach my second month as mayor of Loveland, I want to thank the voters for electing me, as well as my colleagues on City council and City staff for their support and the confidence they have placed in me.
I have enjoyed the ceremonial mayoral duties including officiating at parades and ribbon cuttings, performing weddings, and presenting the key to the City to the Loveland Tigers for the state football championship.
I look forward to working with council and the community to address important issues facing our City including economic development, the budget, and maintenance of basic City services.
Although things are going well for our City, over the next year we will have to make some tough decisions. For example, in May we will ask voters to approve a levy to continue the City’s contract with the Loveland Symmes Fire Department and to maintain our excellent fire and paramedic services.
On January 18th City council and staff met for a full day strategy session led by Interim City Manager Dave Duckworth. We identified the major opportunities and challenges facing the City and initiated discussions to address these challenges and capitalize on our opportunities.
Another task of the mayor is to appoint members to the various committees of council. I want to thank those who agreed to continue serving, as well as the new volunteers who are stepping up to serve the City. I will soon be appointing a Public Relations and Communications Committee. There are so many positive things going on in Loveland, and it is important that we tell our story to our residents and businesses as well as the general public.
Your suggestions and views are important to me. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or by leaving a message with Clerk of Council Misty Cheshire at 707-1437.