I am honored to serve as your Mayor. This is a different world we’re heading into in January 2009. In many ways we don’t know what to expect. Some of the inertia of the pre 2009 has shaken off and I am convinced there are opportunities for communities, with the imagination and initiative, to do extraordinary things. For many of us this past election was genuinely inspiring. I believe that President Obama’s message, “yes, we can!” profoundly changed our view of the future.
But the future has to become reality on the ground. So now the mantra becomes, “yes, we can!” right here in Ashland. I invite you to join the Council, myself and the entire City staff in doing something extraordinary these next four years.