Compiled by Nicole Davis
Following a bleak and unprecedented 2020, 2021 was a year of picking up the pieces. Continuing that momentum, 2022 is looking good for the city of Greenwood as Mayor Mark Myers reports positive developments and growth in the works with optimism at the forefront. Learn more about this past year and the Outlook for 2020:
- Answered by city of Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers
What do you feel was the biggest highlight to the city last year?
Last year’s biggest highlight was the kickoff of the Madison Project. This is by far the largest public private partnership project that the city has ever been involved. It is great to see the growth and the confidence builders have in our city for them to invest in Greenwood with such magnitude.
What was an unexpected joy this past year?
Our largest unexpected joy for the year would have been the opening of Old City Park and receiving multiple awards for it’s design and use. To see so many families enjoying this beautiful outdoor park and being able to go to an outdoor space like this that is safe and healthy always makes me happy.
What is the biggest challenge the city overcame in 2017 ? How did it do so ?
Our biggest challenge was to keep the city running safely thru the COVID crisis. We were able to do this by having our employees volunteer to help out and cover shifts for their sick coworkers. It takes a great team of individuals to offer to step up and help out when things are rough, and they did it!
What projects are you most looking forward to this year ?
In 2022 we plan on continuing with the Madison Ave trail program. This will bring the current trail south from Pearl St. to Main St. It will then go east on Main St. to Meridian St. This is very exciting as it will beautify downtown even more and allow for more and safer walkability. We also plan on starting the sports park on the southeast side of the city that will have four baseball diamonds, four softball diamonds, a splash pad and soccer field. We also plan to open the Fieldhouse, our downtown multipurpose sports facility in the first quarter of 2022.
Pick three words to describe your outlook on 2022:
Hopeful, excited and resilient