Bringing People Together To Build the Community
Sheridan is blessed with tremendous capacity and resources for the people living here. We have many not-for-profit foundations supporting local efforts. Additionally, the people of this community are generous in their support of these foundations and other worthwhile fundraisers throughout the year. The people of Sheridan have a history of being a generous and giving community.
Sheridan is a community that pulls together to help the people that live here.
In that same spirit, this administration and City Council strives to support these grass-roots efforts. As Mayor, I believe that it’s important for myself and the council to provide leadership in bringing the community together on issues of concern to all.
It is not necessary to establish new programs to ask the questions: Are there gaps? Are people aware of all the resources that are available? Can some of the gaps in what is available to our people be filled simply by building awareness?
In these economic times, it’s important to bear in mind the struggles to make ends meet by seniors, single parents, working families and those who have faced job loss.
City Hall can do much to promote grass roots efforts as well as public private partnerships to address our quality of life:
The City of Sheridan is proud to be a sponsor of the Greenhouse Project, a grassroots initiative to create a new style of convalescence for the 21st century. Local volunteers working together with the Senior Center have brought nationally recognized experts to the table. A generous donation of land from Don Roberts Jr. and a grant from the Business Council helped to make this dream a reality.
North Main Revitalization Effort
One of the key initiatives put forth by Mayor Kinskey and the City Council is revitalization of the North Main area of the city. By bringing neighborhoods together a vision for the future of this vital portion of the Sheridan community has been fashioned. The attraction of jobs and stores to North Main and the restoration of the beauty of the area is critical to the vitality of the North Main area and of the entire community.
School Traffic Safety
Working with the school system, Mayor Kinskey and the Police Department have fashioned initiatives to slow traffic and build motorist awareness of crosswalk safety. This, together with the school resource officer program, is yet another fine example of community collaboration.
The Sheridan community has a wonderful Senior Center offering a number of programs vital to assisting our seniors in living their golden years in dignity. City Hall – and the entire Sheridan community – is supportive of these senior programs. It is critical that we build awareness of all of the programs that are available to our families and seniors. There may be those who “suffer in silence” without realizing that public and private community resources are available to assist with the aging process for both seniors and their caregivers.