2010-04-21 / Front Page

If I Were Mayor …


If Cammie Winkler were the mayor of Waynesboro, she’d hire more police officers and assign each one to a specific neighborhood. She’d also establish a recycling center and create new jobs by surveying residents about what types of businesses they’d support. At Monday night’s city council meeting, the Edmund Burke Academy (EBA) sixth grader, pictured with Mayor George DeLoach, was honored as this year’s winner of the “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. City officials also recognized EBA students Rob Murray, second place, and Michael Quick, third place. Maria Jimenez, a sixth grader at Burke County Middle School, received honorable mention. The meeting, which kicked off Georgia Cities Week, was presided over by five fellow sixth-graders who learned the ins-and-outs of local government by pairing off with city officials. More city-centered events are on tap this week, including an Earth Day celebration and music festival in downtown Waynesboro, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. On Friday, Coffee Before Hours will be hosted by Southern Bank at 8 a.m., an Arbor Day ceremony will be held in the park at 10 a.m. and residents are invited to join city workers for a “Hotdogs at the Park” picnic at noon. If Cammie Winkler were the mayor of Waynesboro, she’d hire more police officers and assign each one to a specific neighborhood. She’d also establish a recycling center and create new jobs by surveying residents about what types of businesses they’d support. At Monday night’s city council meeting, the Edmund Burke Academy (EBA) sixth grader, pictured with Mayor George DeLoach, was honored as this year’s winner of the “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. City officials also recognized EBA students Rob Murray, second place, and Michael Quick, third place. Maria Jimenez, a sixth grader at Burke County Middle School, received honorable mention. The meeting, which kicked off Georgia Cities Week, was presided over by five fellow sixth-graders who learned the ins-and-outs of local government by pairing off with city officials. More city-centered events are on tap this week, including an Earth Day celebration and music festival in downtown Waynesboro, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. On Friday, Coffee Before Hours will be hosted by Southern Bank at 8 a.m., an Arbor Day ceremony will be held in the park at 10 a.m. and residents are invited to join city workers for a “Hotdogs at the Park” picnic at noon.

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