Thank you for the privilege of the past two months. We have much to do in the months and years ahead, and I can’t wait to get started. Community benevolence is leaving any and all of our anxiety or lost wagers at the doorstep, and walking full-long into a place of intent. We are a small town with typical small-town problems, but with the benefit of a team of caring citizens and leaders who are ready to seize the unique opportunities that face us. Let us all travel this road together. Onward. We have work to get done.
Coraopolis is rich with ethnic diversity, interesting architecture, and fascinating people! This is a tremendous advantage, because without variety of thought, experience, and passion, we could become very boring. "Diversity in society allows for richness and variety, boosting innovation which leads to economic growth, improving access to jobs, producing culturally vibrant and varied communities and preventing stagnation." It is the diversity of people and ideas that give a place its heart and soul.
We are lucky to not only have proximity to parks, trailheads, waterways and wonderful greenspaces, we have them right here! Tomorrow, we will be showcasing Shelley Jones Park for a final Meet the Candidates event. Light food and beverages will be provided, and you can meet some of candidates who are on the ballot this coming Tuesday – all candidates have been invited and are welcome. The event will run noon-2:00. If you can’t make it, perhaps you’ll be able to visit one of our own parks or trails that you’ve not previously seen. They’re just one more of our advantages here in Coraopolis.