Mayor’s Comments

Dear Hampton Citizens,

Happy New Year citizens of Hampton!

Here we are once again starting a NEW YEAR! It is hard to believe that 2016 has come and gone … and so quickly! My mother always said the older we get the faster time flies. Mother was right. The past year in Hampton has been a busy one with many accomplishments made in our city. It was a year of new beginnings, new ideas, new questions, and new plans. Each New Year brings with it new starts and ideas. As a nation we start the year with a new president, new elected officials on both the local and national levels. We begin the New Year with anticipation, thankfulness, and encouragement for another year given to us for shaping and reshaping our own personal lives.

Hampton, as we know, has seen new businesses move to town, homes sold and bought, new construction of homes with more on the way, and new events added to our already full calendar of opportunities. What a beautiful city we have and what a wonderful place to live.

This year we will see the opening of the long awaited Senior Center, resurfacing of some of our streets, updates of our downtown storefronts such as our burned buildings, and a soon to be renovated train depot. We have much to look forward to in our events area as well. Our Main Street director, Denise McKay and the main street volunteers have done an excellent job in 2016 and they have even more ideas for 2017.

I’m excited about this New Year and I hope you are as well. Thank you all for your prayers for me and Linda during my illness in 2016. I am blessed to say that I have had three pet scans and all have come back negative for melanoma cancer. I am looking forward to a good and healthy year for participating in all that will be happening in our wonderful city. Remember, I have an open door policy and you are welcome to stop by my office anytime. I enjoy hearing from you and discussing your thoughts and plans for our city and our citizens. Thank you once again to all of the volunteers who make so many things in our city possible. We hope to add even more volunteers to our slate this year. If you would like to help with any of our happenings in the city contact our Main Street office for more information.

Remember, working together builds character and friendships.

Mayor Hutchison