The Town of Independence has hired Laura Ratcliffe as the new Town manager. Many of you know Laura because of her work with the 1908 Courthouse Foundation and Food Independence. Laura will speak at the March 20th Grayson LandCare meeting at 7pm at the GLC office at 104 Courthouse Street. I hope you’ll join us and welcome her to her new position. Given the continued interest in Town Park, Laura will discuss that as well as other projects on the Town agenda including the new speaker policy for council meetings and upcoming infrastructure projects. She is a great choice and the Farmers Market board members have already met with Laura several times to discuss the Town Park project and we look forward to seeing progress under her capable leadership. The Farmers Market will be opening the 2023 season on Courthouse Street this year and will likely remain all season but feel confident that real progress will be made at Town Park this year.
Town Council meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm at the Firehouse on Davis Street. Due to a new speaker policy, no public comment will be taken at the March meeting.