region-news
Flash is not supported on this device. If you wish to listen to this audio, you must download and play an mp3 using an mp3 player on your device. CLICK HERE

Press the play button to hear the latest news from THE REGION.


Region-News-Team-Black-Logo

Portage Mayor Gives 2013 State-of-the-City Address

Share this post

To show how far the city has come in just one year, Portage Mayor, Jim Snyder started his 2013 address by citing last year's theme, which was "Portage is in a state of much-needed correction."  Mayor Snyder said "communication" is the key to this year's message.
The mayor said that Washington D.C. is invited to Portage to see how political affiliation can be put aside and real work be accomplished.
The mayor also said Portage's "greatest resource and greatest investment" is its personnel, especially now when the city is faced with a ever tighter budget.
Mayor Snyder said that due to rising costs, automation of trash pick-up "had to happen" and that the city will save on landfill costs by recycling.  He noted that while 4% of the residents participated in the program last year, this year the number is 17%.
The mayor also praised the Portage Police Department and in particular, Police Chief, Troy Williams for "beating back crime," citing the crime rate has dropped over last year.
Mayor Jim Snyder's entire State-of-the-City speech hosted by the Portage Chamber of Commerce on Thursday at the Woodland Park Community Center, is available On Demand at: http://regionnewsteam.com
Portage Mayor
Portage Mayor, Jim Snyder delivers his State-of-the-City speech at the Woodland Park Community Center, in Portage.
(photo courtesy of Jay Stevens)
#        #        #


Meet-The-Team

Laura-WAKE Scott-WAKE Brent-WAKE
LAURA WALUSZKO
Region News Team
SCOTT ROSENBERG
Region News Team
BRENT BROWN
Region News Team
Jay-WAKE Karl-WAKE Annie-WAKE
JAY STEVENS
Region News Team
KARL BERNER
Region News Team
ANNIE FOX
Region News Team

Recent-Newscast

Flash is not supported on this device. If you wish to listen to this audio, you must download and play an mp3 using an mp3 player on your device. CLICK HERE