Mayors Partnership for Progress

Mayors Partnership Elects Officers

January 24, 2014

The Mayors Partnership for Progress has announced the slate of officers for 2014. Congratulations are extended to the President, Mayor Jack Everson of Chillicothe, the Vice President, Mayor Mike gerlach of Middleport, and the Secretary/Treasurer, Mayor Paul Wiehl of Athens. The membership unanimously voted to re-elect the 2013 officer holders for an additional term.

President Everson began 2013 with the theme: "Better Together." The theme encompassed the goals of improved collaboration with cities and villages, increased learning and networking opportunities, and greater impact and visibility on policy issues.

Accomplishments for the year included, but were not limited to: A three-part Community Energy Roundtable in collaboration with the Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment at Ohio University;economic development tools and incentives by Bricker and Eckler, LLP; and grantsmanship through the Ohio Development Services Agency.

The Mayors' Partnership for Progress brings together mayors and city managers from cities and villages throughout Appalachian Ohio to share information and resources and tackle common issues faced by municipalities throughout the region. The partnership is comprised of over 60 villages and cities in an 11-county area including: Athens, Scioto, Gallia, Vinton, Hocking, Washington, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike and Ross.

The Mayors' Partnership meets on a monthly basis. There are at least three core functions that the Mayors' Partnership to area municipalities: sharing of information, concerns, advice and resources; conducting informational forums regarding issues of potential impact and technical assistance; and providing a platform for local leaders to communicate with political stakeholders.  

The Mayors Partnership for Progress is looking forward to more exciting meetings and events during 2014! Each community benefits from the networking and partnership opportunities that arise from the monthly meetings. All area city officials are encouraged to attend in 2014!

Learn more at http://www.mayorspartnership.org/