Around Canton is dedicated to living up to our slogan: Your Community. Your Magazine. Our staff constantly is looking for ways to support our local businesses and our city officials. You might have noticed the downtown Canton business district map in our April issue. If you missed it, don’t worry! We’re including it toward the back of each issue through the rest of the year, and we’ll update it as new businesses open.
This month, we wanted to take a deeper look at the city’s Roadmap for Success, developed by Mayor Bill Grant; City Council members William Carlan, Sandy McGrew, JoEllen Wilson, Shawn Tolan, Brooke Schmidt and Dwayne Waterman; City Manager Billy Peppers and others integral to the growth and development of the Coolest Small Town in America.
Read over this carefully, and look for future issues of Around Canton, which will dive deeper into the specifics of what’s new and what’s coming in Canton. We’ve asked city officials to share, in depth, what you should expect in your community. We look forward to learning more about the exciting developments to come.
Here is an excerpt from Mayor Bill Grant’s introduction to the Roadmap for Success. Read it in its entirety at www.cantonga.gov.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to introduce you to the primary components of the city of Canton’s Roadmap for Success. Our road map is a plan, but also a call to action that organizes the steps of local leaders, private and nonprofit organizations, residents and businesses toward a shared vision for how our city operates through 2035. First and foremost, it is a community plan — one informed and guided by public input, to empower our citizens to be co-creators for their city, strengthen local connections, and generate support and enthusiasm for how we will work together to
build the Coolest Small Town in America.”