A year ago, Bernard laid out some goals he hoped to address in his first year. Now halfway through his term, the mayor is building on themes of investment and leveraging partnerships and regional initiatives to move the state's smallest city forward.
Mayor Linda Tyer believes her administration is "designing our home" for the future.
The mayor delivered a 45-minute state of the city address at Taconic High School Monday night, emphasizing some of the successes seen in 2018 and introducing a couple new initiatives for the coming year.
Mayor Thomas Bernard wants North Adams to write a new story — not one that defines it by its problems but rather by its potential.
That was theme of the new mayor's first "State of the City" address on Tuesday night. Given barely six weeks after his inuagural speech on Jan. 1, the State of the City looked at what he described as hard truths and initiatives already under way.
"Believe that city government is a community partner, a business partner, a good neighbor, and a champion for all our hopes and dreams. One of us cannot succeed without the other," Tyer said as she concluded Monday night's state of the city address.