Mayor Clarke Evans
Message to the Livingston Citizens
Dear Fellow Citizens:
As Mayor of the City of Livingston, I am pleased to present the 2016 Annual Report to the People which recaps important projects, events and activities the City undertook last year including the development of a strategic plan to ensure the continuing growth in our area.
Throughout the year, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to see the City employees as they go about providing services for our residents and businesses on a daily basis. I have witnessed first hand the dedication these employees bring to their jobs daily on our behalf. Currently, there are 81 full-time employees who provide a variety of services including utility billing services and meter reading for 3,300 customers, municipal court, sanitation collection and disposal, animal control, police and fire protection, street and drainage maintenance, brush collection and disposal services, parks and recreational facilities and programming, Trade Days operations, library services, Main Street events and historical preservation, community development, plan review and permitting and code enforcement services. Additionally, city personnel provide electric distribution and construction services, water distribution and construction services and sewage collection and treatment.
I also appreciate the efforts of numerous youth organizations that work tirelessly to provide programming and maintenance for our baseball fields, softball fields, rodeo arena and fairgrounds, and soccer fields thereby saving the citizens of our community many thousands of dollars each year. Additionally, we rely on the help of many community volunteers to plan and conduct special community events like the Easter Eggstravaganza, Main Street Garage Sale, Hometown Christmas event, Jingle Bell Fun Run, and lighted Christmas parade. These volunteers are instrumental in helping provide special events for our community.
Customer service is and should always be our top priority and I am proud of the focus that our employees place on going “above and beyond” to serve our citizens. The City Council and I are proud to be part of this effort to make Livingston “a great place to call home”.
I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve as Mayor of this wonderful community.
Clarke Evans, Mayor
City of Livingston, Texas