Citizens of Natchitoches –
I would like to take this time to express my gratitude and appreciation in serving the City of Natchitoches for the past 28 years. The time has come for me to pass the torch on to the next mayor. I would be remiss if I did not take the opportunity to thank the citizens of the City of Natchitoches for entrusting me to serve as mayor of this great city. In addition to having been elected as mayor for the past 8 years, serving for 20 years on the Natchitoches City Council is also a task I have been privileged to be a part of. Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I did not choose this job, but it chose me in April of 2012 when I was humbly elected to serve the citizens of Natchitoches. I can honestly say I have loved every minute of what I consider my “dream job” and am honored to have served a city I love immensely. As I now move on to the next chapter of my life, I want to challenge the citizens of the City of Natchitoches to continue working together and moving forward to ensure Natchitoches’ future is one our citizens are proud to call home, while striving to strengthen our city as one.