By Tia Lynn Ivey
Madison Mayor Fred Perriman has announced his intention to run for reelection this November. Perriman hopes to win another term to accomplish several goals for the City of Madison.
“Please allow our team to keep the momentum going as we continue to work together to make the City of Madison a proud city to live in, said Perriman. “Much progress has been made so far in each of our council districts, but we have much more to do as I run again for the mayor of this great city. I hope to see projects that are currently in the works completed and start some new ones if reelected.”
Perriman noted that this will be his last foray into politics.
“If I am reelected for the next four years, it will conclude my years of service in politics to this great city,” said Perriman.
Perriman noted several goals he has in mind for the City of Madison.
“There are quite a few things I’d like to see completed during my next term if reelected,” said Perriman. “I would like to see restrooms in all city parks, more workable housing units, more recreational activities for our young people, more businesses downtown and creating activities for young people, more businesses downtown, just to name a few. I would also like to see the West Washington Gateway project completed, which our Downtown Development Authority has worked so hard to make happen.”
Perriman also noted several accomplishments completed during his tenor as Mayor such as the construction of the Silver Lakes senior community, a new Canaan Corner Store, The Gilmore House, new sidewalks throughout the city, and the conversion of the Northside Water Plant into a pumping station. Perriman also noted that the city has balanced the budget for the year and was able to rollback the millage rate and that the city has received numerous grants and accolades during his time as mayor.
“I am fortunate to have a great team to work with, each of them have a love for Madison, as we keep on working to make our city better and better,” said Perriman.