May was a very busy month! The Annual Little League Opening Day is always well-attended and brings back many memories. My friends, Mike Perrotte and Steve Fuller, had their opening weekend at Airborne Speedway. Meadowbrook Nursing Home invited me to read a city proclamation to begin Nursing Home Week. I attended Mental Health Court graduation which was a sentimental affair. Executive director Maria Alexander and I arranged a walking tour for the media with Ron Nolland and Rick Perry on the progress of the Catherine Gardens project. My assistant, Beth Carlin, and I attended the Chamber Business Expo visiting and talking with the local business community. The New York State Conference of Mayors was held in Saratoga and I spent two days listening to statewide mayors and attending seminars. I attended the Plattsburgh State Graduation and as always this event is one of the most impressive of the year.
I was also honored to attend the inauguration of John Jablonski as president of Clinton Community College. His leadership and vision are very impressive.
As usual, I continue to deal with the daily complaints and concerns from constituents. I receive regular inquiries from interested developers which is positive. Personnel issues are also part of my regular routine which is very time consuming, but part of my responsibilities. Mayor's Cup & Regatta plans are moving forward. June appears to be a very busy month as well, but we take one day at a time in my office!
I recently announced my decision to seek another term as mayor of the city of Plattsburgh. It has been a privilege and honor to serve the residents of Plattsburgh and I hope I have the opportunity to do so again.