City looks ahead

Published 8:37pm Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mayor Jim Staff is looking forward to less litter in the streets of Atmore in 2013.

“We’re going to clean this city up,” he said. “We’ve done all kinds of projects to try to educate people on litter. Now we’re going to enforce our ordinances.”

He added that he wants to continue to work with the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce to promote downtown.

“I’m proud of this city,” Staff said. “We’ve accomplished a whole lot with very little.”

Chamber Director Sheryl Vickery is also excited to ring in the New Year. In 2013, Vickery said the chamber wants to keep on the same track as they are.

“We want to know what’s important to the community,” she said.

She would also like to bolster chamber membership from 250 to 300 members this year.

Vickery said they want to continue to provide activities in town that will promote business and the community.

The first event will be a chamber open house on Thursday Jan. 10 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“It’s a way to bring people in to see who we are and what we’re about,” she said.

The organization is also planning for its annual meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 as well as MayFest, Market in the Park and other events throughout the year.

“We keep our plate full with activities,” she said.

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