Natchitoches’ Historic First Baptist Church on Amulet Hosts a Town Hall Meeting

Natchitoches Mayor Ronnie Williams held another one of his series of Town Hall meetings at the historic

First Baptist Church on Amulet Thursday, February 17 in order to present good news, proposals and solicit public input from residents. The meeting was attended by a group of concerned citizens joined by Councilwoman Betty Sawyer-Smith and Councilman Dale Nielsen. Pastor Thomas Carter began the meeting with an invocation after which Mayor Williams passed out sticky notes and asked the audience to list things they liked about our community and then things they thought could stand improvement. The resulting lists led to a discussion about different aspects of life in our city. The mayor also delivered some good economic news for the city such as the $45,000,000.00 expansion of Alliance Compressors, new Chick-fil-A, new auto mall, Community Care facility and River South Commons. He also presented some ideas as to the best use of upcoming monies from the Federal Government from COVID relief.

These meeting are a superb way to learn more about the issues facing our city and to make your voice heard. The mayor will be hosting several other meetings in every area of the city in the next few months. Making our community a better place to live is incumbent upon every one of us. It is time to come out and get involved!