Mayor Reichert challenges local leaders to improve city
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert is challenging the community to make it one of the best places to live.
“We can be one of the one hundred most livable communities in the United States,”says Mayor Reichert.
Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert spoke to hundreds of people at the Macon Centreplex about the county’s progress and success at the 2016 State of the Community luncheon Thursday afternoon.
“What I tried to do was give a state of the community message. I tried to give a recount of recent history and kind of where we are today but then issue a challenge for tomorrow,” Reichert adds.
After the speech, the mayor presented the crowd with a brief video outlining the past and present for local projects and an update on those that are works in progress.
This includes the Second Street Corridor, blighted homes, and safer sidewalks that all used penny sales tax dollars.
“The SPLOST is very important to continue to move this community forward. You got to have it because money don’t grow on trees, and the government just can’t continue to get the loans to pay for projects,”says District 9 Commissioner, Al Tillman.
Mayor Robert Reichert says he hopes his speech motivates community leaders to continue their hard work.
“We’re moving in the right direction, and we must not lose momentum. It’s been so hard to build it up and get it going, get us moving in the right direction. Let’s continue making progress,” Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert continued.
Macon-Bibb Commissioner Elaine Lucas says, “I’m highly motivated to go back and to continue working with my fellow commissioners on trying to make this Macon-Bibb, the great community that it can be.”
Mayor Reichert says Macon-Bibb County can offer opportunities that are as good as anywhere else in the United States.