Helena Magazine

Letter from the Mayor: A spirit of growth

Published 8:49 am Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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It is with great pleasure and pride that I write to you all today, reflecting on recent happenings in our city that exemplify our commitment to progress, community and a bright future for all. As your Mayor, I am thrilled to share some exciting updates and achievements that highlight the spirit of unity and growth in our beloved city.

I am excited to congratulate the 2024 graduating class of Helena High School on their remarkable achievements. The dedication and hard work demonstrated by these young individuals is a testament to the quality of education and support they receive in our city. As we celebrate their successes, we reaffirm our commitment to providing a nurturing and empowering educational environment for all our students. Through various programs and initiatives, we continue to invest in the future leaders of our community. Helena will always be a place that they can call home.

The vibrant cultural scene in our city has been on full display at the “Old Town Live” summer concert series. Month after month, residents and visitors alike have gathered to enjoy live music performances in the heart of our historic downtown. The energy, enthusiasm and sense of community at these events are truly inspiring. I extend my gratitude to the organizers, artists and attendees for making this concert series a resounding success and for enriching our city with the gift of music and economic development.

On Saturday, June 15, Amphitheater Park will open at 5 p.m. for everyone to come down and enjoy the pop country show of the season kicking off with Chase Wright. The headliner will be none other than CMA Award Winner Lauren Alaina performing all of her top hits.

A historic occasion took place recently as we gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for our new City Hall. This transformative project, made possible through a collaborative effort of private and public funds, symbolizes a new chapter in the development of our city.

The future City Hall will serve as a central hub for our community, housing essential facilities such as the Senior Center, City Council Chambers, City Administration, Building and Inspections and Utilities. With this visionary initiative, we are paving the way for a more connected, efficient and inclusive city administration that meets the evolving needs of our residents.

To wrap it up, as we look ahead to the exciting times awaiting our city, I am filled with optimism and enthusiasm for the journey we are embarking on together. I invite each and every one of you to be actively involved, to share your ideas and to contribute to the continued growth and prosperity of our community. Together, we can build a brighter future for Helena, where every individual thrives and every dream finds realization.

Together As One,