Communities are about connection points. Working together and sharing is what defines us. There are many exciting things going on here such as the opening of the new City Center Building, improvements at the airport, the I-65 exit at Worthsville Road and a roundabout at Main Street and Averitt. As a growing municipality, one of our biggest challenges is getting the word out. We strive to make residents aware of the many great things going on here such as the Freedom Festival on June 28, the new art on the trails, and the Summer Concert Series. Further, Greenwood development announcements are making headlines across the state. Good Sports will begin construction on their facility in the fall and Ulta Beauty is building a major distribution center in Greenwood, bringing more than 500 jobs to our community. Opportunities like these bring us together and improve our quality of life. We welcome the Greenwood Community Newsletter as a new way to make that happen. Its focus is local. It’s about people and enjoying our successes.
Greenwood is in a unique position: this is our Sesquicentennial. As I like to think about it, we are celebrating 150 years of pride and progress. Great things are happening—new opportunities for a bright future that connect our community, and the Greenwood Community Newsletter will be another touch point to tell stories about all of us.
I have been Mayor for two and a half years. I meet people every day who care passionately about our city and are exchanging ideas that will help us grow and thrive. There is a movement with Aspire Johnson County to find common ground across the county and to allow us to have a united voice. This publication will help add to our dialogue.
Congratulations, Greenwood Community Newsletter! Welcome to the conversation.
Mark W. Myers