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mayorWe had a wonderful Thunder Over Louisville this year. Four years ago, our city was deeply impacted by the national recession. Unemployment was high. We were not growing and not planning for the future because the focus was on fighting to keep jobs.

Three years ago, my team met my challenge to create a multi-step blueprint for a new Jeffersonville. We named it a Pathway 2 Progress. We infused it with hope and vision for the great city of Jeffersonville. And we began the hard work of relentlessly pursuing a future of economic growth and a better quality of life that seemed far away on the horizon.

Together, our city rallied to face the circumstances and challenges before us. This Pathway 2 Progress we began has now become a mission that is still getting more exciting with each passing day.

Today, we stand together and clearly see a new view of Jeffersonville.

There has been a complete turnaround in Jeffersonville that includes 3,000 new jobs in three years and more than $40 million of investments from our existing businesses that want to grow their futures along with Jeffersonville.

I am so proud that Jeffersonville is the home of 96 percent of all jobs created in Clark County during the last three years.

It is so rewarding that Jeffersonville has been named the fourth best city in our state for job seekers.

I am so grateful that now, instead of fighting to keep our jobs, we can boast that Jeffersonville is among the cities that have the lowest unemployment rates in our state!

Take a drive around our lovely city this spring and enjoy the new view. While you are admiring what we have already achieved, you can be very confident in the knowledge that there is much more on the horizon that will be good for our city. The Path 2 Progress will continue!

It is a privilege to serve you and our great city during this time of unprecedented growth and opportunity.

Compared to what is coming soon to Jeffersonville. .. you haven't seen anything yet!

Mayor Mike Moore

Mayor Moore Establishes the Green Team to Maintain All City Greenspaces and Save Taxpayers Dollars

Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore has established The Green Team which is comprised of city Parks Department employees. The Green Team is directed and managed by the city's new Greenspace Manager, Jeremy Neff. "As you know, I love our parks and that is because The City of Jeffersonville has some of the most beautiful parks in the state of Indiana and they directly benefit our residents by improving the quality of life. Our parks and green spaces are a big part of what makes Jeffersonville so special. Our goal is to provide the highest level of care for our green spaces with the most effective use of taxpayer dollars. Now, we are able to both save money and improve our maintenance protocols of these important city assets," said Mayor Moore.

Green Space Team left to right Matt Siler Jeremy Neff Jesse Summerfield John Smedal 5 20 2015Mayor Moore continued, "The Green Team will focus all of their time on our beautiful parks and green spaces. We are very excited about this concept because it will really help our city save money and improve our services. We selected Jeremy as Greenspace Manager based on his extensive grounds management experience. He has a vision for the maintenance and beautification of our parks and he is already implementing changes that are needed. For example, we were paying $100,000 each year to a private landscaping company just to maintain the medians on 10th Street and now we are doing this work at what will be a significant, annual cost savings. We are very grateful that the City Council approved the Green Team and the funding of the new positions," said Mayor Moore.

The Green Team's official name is The Greenspace Maintenance division. It will do the work that was previously performed by three city departments: Parks, Street, and Drainage. Placing all city grass cutting under one umbrella will make the management of these properties run more efficiently and economically. After many months of discussions on the need for a new division to manage these properties, The Green Team was formed with the hiring of two employees, one as the manager and the other a general laborer. These employees will join eight other current city employees to form the ten person team.

Jeremy reports to City of Jeffersonville's Director of Parks and Recreation, Paul Northam. "Most people may not realize that Jeffersonville maintains 29 parks (22 city parks, 6 specialty parks, 1 private park) as well as the marina, the trolleys, seven event facilities and other green spaces. With all maintenance now within one department, there will be no question regarding who is responsible and whom to call with questions and issues. By hiring a qualified landscape maintenance professional, we will work diligently on making The City of Jeffersonville the best that it can be," said Northam.

Jeremy is very pleased to be able to continue to work for his hometown in this new role. "I'm from Jeffersonville so our city is both personally and professionally important to me. The Green Team will properly manage our green spaces and make them cleaner, prettier, more respectful and safe. In the past two weeks, we have worked on Bob Hedge Park and the Aquatic Center. The 'before' and 'after' comparisons are impressive, if I may brag just a little on our team. Today we are working on the medians on 10th Street," said Neff.

Jeremy Neff has been a city employee since November of 2013, and prior to that, his previous experience includes Grounds Manager for the Town of Clarksville where he was responsible for landscaping, tree care, fertilizing, maintenance, mowing and grounds keeping for Brown Station Way, Lewis and Clark Parkway, Eastern Boulevard and Veterans Parkway. He also has prior experience as Grounds Manager for a 58-acre area in the heart of Clarksville neighboring Wooded View Golf Course.

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AQUATIC CENTER

Aquatic CenterThe Aquatic Center & Skate Park features a 6-lane, 50-meter outside competition pool, a 6-lane, 25 yard competition and lap pool, zero depth entry family play pool, a new sprayground, two water slides, large deck for sun bathing, full service concessions, separate family locker room, paved walking trail, and a skate park.

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SHOP LOCAL

Shop-Local 2There's no place like home for the holidays, and nothing makes Jeffersonville more feel like home than our locally owned businesses. Show your support for our area businesses this holiday season by doing all of your holiday shopping right here in Jeff.

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JEFF MAIN STREET

mainstreetJeffersonville Main Street Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to continue the revitalization of the commercial and residential districts of downtown Jeffersonville. Be sure to check out their website for information about upcoming community events, the Jeffersonville Farmers Market, Concerts in the Park, and other news.

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JEFF PARKS DEPT

The Jeffersonville Parks Department has a great lineup of programs and activities for all ages! The new website features bios on every park in Jeffersonville as well as events and activities.

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