Dear City of Marion,
As we head into another holiday season I would like to wish all the City of Marion a very enjoyable and safe holiday with family and friends! As we usher in a new year, we reflect on the past year and all of our accomplishments and our happy memories as well as devastations. But we made it through as a stronger Marion. We are reminded of what is truly important and what we cherish most in our lives. As we look forward we are reminded of how fortunate we truly are, giving back to our community and those less fortunate.
As Mayor of our great city, I have the opportunity to interact with, and hear from many members of our community, volunteer groups, businesses and organizations. I have been touched by the generosity of the City of Marion, and I would like to express my thanks to all of those who have shown great kindness and selflessness. You are truly making a difference in the lives of others.
We are so thankful for the citizens who made it through Hurricane Matthews damage conditions with no fatalities reported. Even though there were no fatalities we had devastating weather but overall the city is really blessed.
As we celebrate this holiday season, I hope we will continue to spend this time with family and friends and use this time to reflect and count our blessings. The greatest gift we could exchange this season is to serve one another. May I ask you all to remember your neighbors at this time of year? Especially, remember the elderly, the less fortunate and those who live alone.
On behalf of the City of Marion, I wish every single citizen a safe, healthy and happy Christmas. It is an honor to serve the City of Marion and I am again thankful this Christmas for the trust you place in me. From my family to you and your family, Merry Christmas!
Mayor Bobby L. Davis