Macon-Bibb Co. Mayor Reichert addresses Rotary members on government challenges and opportunities

Hundreds of Rotary club members talk the "future of Macon-Bibb County."
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Macon-Bibb County's Mayor Robert Reichert believes the community has a bright future ahead, but it's going to take a community effort in order to see change.

Today, hundreds of members from the North Macon, Downtown Macon and Macon Rotary Clubs came together to hear Reichert address local leaders about the “future of Macon-Bibb County.”

"This is our time. This is our moment," Reichert said to the crowd.

It was a message that was loud and clear, and afterwards, members had an opportunity to have their questions answered.

"I want this group to understand what our challenge is and...confront these challenges that we face, and seize the opportunity that is ours," says Reichert.

The mayor’s talking points were based on the consolidated budget, a future transportation route along 2nd street in downtown Macon, and expanding interstate 75 and 16 for expected population growth.

"I think we are beginning to realize the potential that everybody has said existed for so long in Macon-Bibb County.”

Prominent leaders were present.

"The mayor spoke with passion. You definitely get the feeling that Macon is on the move and that movement is upward," says Macon-Bibb County commissioner, Larry Schlesinger.

Reichert’s goal is for the community to come together to see his vision come to fruition.

"It's going to be a team effort. This isn't something that the government can do. It's something that the community is going to have to do and work together," says Reichert.

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