As we enjoy this holiday season and bring 2014 to a close, I would like to take a moment to thank our dedicated City staff, Gahanna citizens and elected officials that collectively work together to make our city such a great place to live and work.
This past year, my administration, members of Council and Gahanna citizens worked together to create a Sustainable Operating Model - a five year plan for managing the City's existing resources. We did this because the new, post-recession, economy has forced us to make changes to how we operate including reducing the funding we can provide for non-essential services and activities. Despite these budgetary constraints and thanks to volunteers, community partners and businesses we were able to continue some of Gahanna's most treasured community events. On behalf of the City, I would like to thank those individuals for their support and look forward to partnering with them in the upcoming year.
As we embark on a new year, I remain committed to working with my staff, our elected officials and Gahanna residents and businesses to continue to move our City forward toward the path of sustainability. In undertaking this task, we realize we cannot do this alone. We hope that you will continue to be informed and engaged in our planning process as we forge ahead.
With the holiday season upon us, let us continue to be mindful of those who are less fortunate in our community. Let us also remember our first responders and law enforcement that work tirelessly to help keep our neighborhoods safe. Finally, let us continue to pray for our military at home and abroad.
As a reminder, City Hall will be closed on December 24 and December 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, December 26, 2014. Additionally, City Hall will be closed on January 1, 2015 in observance of New Year's Day.
Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and safe holiday season!
Mayor Becky Stinchcomb
City of Gahanna
City of Gahanna