This year certainly has been a trial. I wish I could find the words to bring comfort and peace to all of us. It is during these times throughout history that people have come together and worked as best they can to help one another - Lebanon is no different.
As a city, we have strived to continue our operations as best as possible throughout this pandemic. I want to thank each and every employee of the city for their hard work and determination to work through this. It has seemed all year that we have made plans to only have to change them, modify them, or in some cases completely scratch them - sometimes with only a few minutes notice. Through all the different plans and actions this city's team has stood together and persevered. The citizens of Lebanon should be proud of how their community came together whether it be for food drives, picking up storm damage, or engaging in what events we could safely in order to keep and maintain some sort of normalcy in Lebanon.
To the front lines of this pandemic with our health care workers, from Doctors, Nurses, County Health Officials, EMS we say thank you. To our Police, Fire who couldn’t shut down we say thank you. To our essential businesses that somehow found a way to continue to provide their services to our community, we say thank you. The list goes on and on of who we can thank, but most importantly I want to thank the great people of this great community - without you our town wouldn’t be Our Town - thank you.
I am looking forward to 2021 as we move towards success here in Lebanon. I know that with our team and our community we will continue to do just that.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May God Bless you and May God Bless Lebanon.
-Mayor Jared Carr