Armstrong Delivers Columbus State of City for Final Time

Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong delivered his sixteenth and final State of the City Address last night.

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Armstrong praised the city's 20/20 program.

Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong delivered his sixteenth and final State of the City Address last night at The Commons. Mayor Armstrong conveyed a great sense of confidence in his city, saying teamwork, partnerships, communication, and perseverance are the reasons he believes Columbus is so strong.

One topic Armstrong addressed was the city’s development plan, Vision 20/20. Armstrong said 20/20 had gone beyond reducing crime, enforcing drug laws and building better neighborhoods and was the foundation of the town’s commitment to move Columbus forward.

Executive Director of Redevelopment Ed Curtin says that despite the city’s progress, Vision 20/20 still has a number of projects to accomplish.

“We want to get started on the housing that will go around the 2nd street parking garage,” he says, “the outdoor sports complex, we’d like to the indoor sports complex get completed, and there’s an area we’d love to see get developed north of the Cummins building and west of the Commons. We still have a full list of things to work on.”

Mayor Armstrong ended his final address by urging residents and the next group of city officials to “Continue the Vision” and remain dedicated to important issues.

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