As mayor of the city of Warren, I want to take this opportunity, on behalf of all the residents of our community, to express my appreciation to Trumbull 100 for their gift of the beautiful flower baskets that adorn our downtown lamp posts.
The city of Warren has worked very hard and has been successful in attracting new investment into the Central Business District in the past couple of years. This is in addition to the investments made by a number of existing businesses who are doing their part in the revitalization efforts of our downtown.
But this new investment doesn't happen without the efforts to make our downtown clean and attractive. Flowers and greenery create an inviting atmosphere that symbolizes a safe environment, a symbol of community caring, and a high quality of life - factors that greatly influence businesses and families to locate in Warren, Ohio.
We thank Trumbull 100 for leading by example, and we encourage downtown property owners - and that includes us as the city - to keep the front of their properties free of garbage and weeds.
Remember this is our city, and it will take all of us constantly and continually working together to keep it moving forward.
William Doug Franklin
Mayor of Warren