Transition to new leadership become a focus for Longview mayor
Longview, TX (The Longview News Journal) — Longview Mayor Jay Dean said Friday his last year-and-a-half in office will be spent helping lay the groundwork for the next group of city leaders.
“I think it is important that we know where we are going, what we look like in going there, what the future holds for our community,” Dean said at the Longview Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City luncheon at Pinecrest Country Club.
“We want to make sure when people come into elected office in the city of Longview they understand what the citizens want.”
When asked by Chamber of Commerce board member Jeremy DuMond what personal projects Dean would oversee during his final time in office, Dean directed attention back to the formation of a comprehensive 20-25 year plan for the city.
The mayor is halfway through his third and — by city ordinance — final three-year term as mayor after being re-elected in May 2012.
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