I have enjoyed serving as your County Major and feel honored and fortunate to have the opportunity to serve for another term by being unopposed in the August General Election.
I have strived these past four years to represent all areas of Wilson County. Growing up in the Watertown area and currently living just outside of Lebanon, it has been my pleasure to become more acquainted and involved with the city of Mt. Juliet and west Wilson County. It was a humbly experience for me to be named the 2013 Wilsonian of the Year by the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson Chamber, making me feel the goal of representing everyone has been accomplished.
Let me share just a portion of the things that have been accomplished in our county.
-City of Mt. Juliet and Wilson County officials have cooperated to successfully double both fire and ambulance emergency services within Mt. Juliet.
-County Mayor available to meet with citizens the last Wednesday of each month at Mt. Juliet Chamber office from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. with no appointment necessary
-Organized regular meetings with all three city mayors and Mt. Juliet City Manager in an effort to promote cooperation between all local governments.
-Regularly attend Mt. Juliet Chamber Economic Development Committee meetings as well as the North Mt. Juliet ECD meetings
-Additions made to several schools, including West Elementary, West Wilson Middle, with a PreK – 2nd Grade added to Rutland Elementary
-Wilson County website has been totally revamped
-Veterans Park is under construction to honor our local veterans.
-SRO’s placed in every public school in Wilson County as of fall 2013
-Wilson County Departments have been awarded over 2.6 million dollars in grants from 2011 to 2014.
-Parks and Recreation Board is in organizational stages to be able to secure grant funding for all local parks and recreation areas.
-Wilson County Government will realize a savings of 4.6 million dollars over the next several years because of refunding of capital bonds and notes ($505,000 annually)
-Worked to balance Budget. Fund Balance increased to 2 million+ in FY 2012-13
-ISO Rating improved to lower fire insurance rates
-New interchange at I-40 and Central Pike
-Expansion of Mt. Juliet Library
-Multi Sports Park Complex
-Transit Loop for Wilson County