State of the City 2019

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Mayor Steve Shute presented his State of the City Address on May 15, 2019, at the new Gardner Hampton Inn and Conference Center. The theme of his speech was "Building Bridges," highlighting the areas where the city has made tremendous progress, including:

  • Enhancing employees' work experience to retain the best and brightest professionals
  • Improving relationships with other agencies and governmental entities that have helped boost economic development, created more jobs, and addressed infrastructure needs
  • Creating a more accessible downtown
  • Continuing work on the I-35 and Gardner Road Interchange
  • Making improvements to Waverly Road
  • Approving the Waverly Plaza development project
  • Developing the volunteer-staffed and funded Gardner Samaritan Project and Fund program to help citizens in need

Watch the mayor's address in its entirety to learn more about the positive activity occurring in Gardner. Be sure to review the 2018 Annual Report that also details many of the city's accomplishments.