When you are tracking progress, sometimes it’s hard to fully appreciate how far things have advanced until you see all the accomplishments all laid out side by side.
That’s exactly what those in attendance saw at the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce’s second annual State of the City event Thursday at the Betty Carol Graham Technology Center on the campus of Central Alabama Community College.
Speakers at Thursday’s event proved Alexander City is moving forward and progressing with the plans it has put in place over the last year. While there will always be progress to be made, the city has seen a slew of improvements over the last year including being almost complete with the Russell Corp. cleanup — which is a humongous feat in itself — passing a budget on time for the first time in six years, putting a rental ordinance in place to ensure landlords have tenants’ safety as a top priority and moving forward to consolidate all city operations into the former Russell Sales Office.
There is no perfect city council nor a perfect mayor, as it just does not exist. However, we feel there is a great group of people in place with different viewpoints that represent our city well and are on the right track to improve our city in all facets. Each member of the council as well as Mayor Jim Nabors are putting their best foot forward in order to ensure the best future possible for our city.
Over the last 29 months he’s been in office, Nabors has done much of what he said he would do when he got elected and that’s to be commended.
While some challenges still lie ahead, we feel things have come a long way and those in charge seem to have a good vision for the future.
Success happens when planning, knowledge and hard work meet. It appears that’s exactly what is happening in Alexander City and the result is progress. We hope it continues throughout the rest of 2019 and many years to come.