Commerce Mayor Clark Hill kicked off his re-election campaign last Thursday with a rally in Spencer Park attended by approximately 100 supporters.
As supporters enjoyed free ice cream, Hill made the case for his re-election on Nov. 3, citing what he called the accomplishments of the past four years.
Hill reported that every ward and citizen has been “positively impacted” by the new technology and website at City Hall, the creation of a Recreation Advisory Board and 16 new recreation programs, replacing some of the oldest sewer lines in the Spring Street area, resurfacing of 22 streets, winning 12 grants worth over $1.2 million, starting the new fiber optic network, starting a curbside recycling program, completing the library expansion and amphitheater, renovations to the civic center and cultural center, completing Fire Station 2, breaking ground on the new Boys and Girls Club and adding the walking trail at Veterans Memorial Park.
“This is just the beginning, and it has all been accomplished as Commerce emerged from one of the worst recessions in recent history and has begun to rebuild its reserves,” Hill declared.
The mayor claimed that over 150 jobs were created in the industrial parks with Ollie’s Distribution Center and Hart Agstrong, creating more opportunities for local employment.
“Commerce is on the move,” Hill said. “We have accomplished all of this by working hard as a community. None of this would be possible without a great city council, wonderful employees and volunteers on many committees and boards.”