I BELIEVE in Mansfield!

Thank you for the opportunity to serve our community as the Mayor of Mansfield.  I go to work every day to make Mansfield a better place for all of us where people want to live, work, worship, play, and raise a family.  This November, I hope you will continue to allow me to serve as your mayor.

People and business are believing; believing in Mansfield!

New restaurants, trendy bars, and retail stores are revitalizing the downtown.  The Little Buckeye Museum is expanding and moving to a new downtown location with Theater 166 and the Renaissance Theater nearby, establishing an Imagination District.  The summer concerts are drawing thousands to the Brickyard for free and safe entertainment. Mansfield has won beautification accolades through the efforts of Mansfield in Bloom.    YES! We are beginning to see the transition to making Mansfield the best City in Ohio where people WANT to live, work, worship, play, and raise a family come to fruition.

ECONOMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Unemployment in Mansfield is the lowest in almost a decade
  • Implemented budget adjustments to remove Mansfield from Fiscal Emergency.
  • Downtown improvements including making the municipal parking lot free to visitors.
  • Working with the Mansfield in Bloom committee on several beautification projects to enhance our downtown landscape.
  • Worked with the FAA and State of Ohio to obtain funding to rehab 523 feet at the airport.
  • Negotiated a new sewer contract with the City of Ontario generating millions in revenues.
  • Work to create a downtown improvment district and worked with City Council to implement a $5 license fee to fund downtown improvements.

CLEANING UP BLIGHT

  • We have demolished more than 700 houses — not only visually improving areas of Mansfield, but also removing locations for drug usage, dealing and other unlawful actifities.
  • Demolished numerous vacant commercial buildings including Westinghouse Power Plant, Old YMCA buiding, Main Street Foundry and 220 Park Ave. West.
  • Gas stations on Lexington Ave. and W. 4th Street were safely cleaned-up and demolished.

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Increased safety forces to better serve and protect the citizens of Mansfield.
  • Continually targeting drug offenders and removing them from our streets.
  • Formulating plans for a new shooting range for the police department.
  • Facilitating help for overdose victims and their famlies through the implementation of the Richland County Opiate Board and the Recovery Resource program.

BUILDING FOR OUR FUTURE

  • U.S. 30 to be rebuilt through Mansfield starting in 2020 with ODOT funding the entire project.
  • Constructing plans to improve our walking and bike paths to connect Trimble Road Walking Path with the B&O Trail.
  • Working to build a dry dam in the near North Lake Park area that will remove over 100 acres in the downtown area flood plain.  This will pave the way for new economic development.
  • Budgeted to create and build a rainy day fund for economic crisis.