Mayor Thompson's Newsletter

Mayor Thompson's Newsletter

Mayor Thompson's December Newsletter
Posted on 12/22/2021

On behalf of the City Council and City of Fountain, I’d like to convey to everyone in our community a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! As 2021 comes to an end, we reflect on both the challenges and opportunities this past year has presented and look to 2022 with hope and optimism that we can continue to strengthen and support the Fountain Community! I’m very excited to have assumed the role of Mayor while continuing to work with my colleagues on City Council, many of whom are also newly appointed by the people of Fountain. Mayor Pro Tem Tamara Estes, Councilmembers Richard Applegate, Detra Duncan, Fred Hinton, Cory Applegate, and Gordon Rick are all excited and equally ready to roll up their sleeves in the new year, focus our efforts and begin the work our citizens elected us to do! At our first Council meeting following the November election, we unanimously voted on our Strategic Priorities for the next three years:


Strategic Priority: Set conditions and facilitate responsible development and carefully managed city growth, focused on efforts that maintain or improve existing city-wide infrastructure and services, while building reasonable capacity to meet future community needs.  

Strategic Priority: Develop, coordinate, and implement initiatives and programs, in collaboration with the community, that diversify city financial resources and invest in the Enduring Interests of the City Vision Statement. 

Strategic Priority: Ensure highly professional, responsive and community focused public safety resources, that provide reliable access to public safety services throughout the city’s jurisdiction

Strategic Priority: Improve the quality and availability of parks and recreation opportunities, including athletics, outdoor recreation areas, youth programs and community gathering places.

 

These City Council priorities are the result of a deliberate, community-included planning process to focus our efforts on the highest priorities for our city. These are items which we think are the most necessary in the next three years to both maintain and improve the infrastructure and services our residents deserve. We will publish these priorities as part of a complete Strategic Plan update in the beginning of 2022, which will be widely available to the public.

As we all begin to celebrate the holidays with friends, family, and neighbors, I’d like to convey our best wishes to everyone in Fountain and re-affirm our collective commitment to deliver local governance that is collaborative, inclusive, and engaging, on topics important to the Fountain community.  May God bless each of you and the City of Fountain!

As always, I look forward to hearing from you.

Please contact me at sthompson@fountaincolorado.org

Mayor Sharon Thompson