Thank you, ‘City Hall’ workers
You might not know who they are, but we do. These are the 400-plus men and women who work for the City of Winchester. They are committed to their jobs and their community. They work hard every day to make sure your trash is picked up, your services continue without fail, and you are protected and safe. These people who work for our city are often referred to as “City Hall.” This city cannot function without our city staff, who work hand in hand with each department to get things done. They often have to find solutions to issues that have never been dealt with or help upset citizens with their concerns. But they still persevere in their jobs. Even now, during this pandemic, they are out there doing their jobs, putting themselves at risk, to ensure the city continues to run smoothly. And they have families that they go home to every day, like the rest of us. To say that the city isn’t being transparent is to say that these men and women are out to deceive our community. Not so. They are doing their jobs and following the mission statement of the City of Winchester, “To provide a safe, vibrant, sustainable community while striving to constantly improve the quality of life for our citizens and economic partners.” I want to thank these men and women who support your city, OUR city, every day.
Winchester Mayor John David Smith
He is the Democratic candidate for mayor in the Nov. 3 election.