A clean and attractive community is essential to providing a high quality of life for our residents. No one wants to live in a community with overgrown lots, unkempt streets and sidewalks, littered parks and playgrounds, dilapidated structures, and neglected neighborhoods.
- Dilapidated Housing – Since taking office, Mayor Carolyn McAdams has worked hard to keep our city clean. She has worked closely with the Secretary of State’s Office to remove dilapidated housing and clean state-owned lots all over town. In fact, the City of Greenwood has removed 153 dilapidated structures over the past seven years and has secured an additional 37 structures that posed a risk to public health and safety.
- Safe Sidewalks – Mayor McAdams has been persistent in repairing and replacing the city’s pedestrian infrastructure, using MDOT and Safe Routes to Schools funding to build new ADA accessible sidewalks in all parts of town. The existence of sidewalks improves the walkability of our city and encourages good health at the same time.
- Litter Cleanup – To keep Greenwood clean, Carolyn McAdams has designated resources to maintain the city’s street sweepers, as well as purchase vacuum cleaners that remove litter from roads and ditches. Knowing the importance of first impressions, the McAdams also organized clean-up crews that target entrances to the city and the downtown area on a daily basis.
- Tree Planting – Planting trees has been one of Mayor McAdams’ objectives for improving community appearance. She has worked diligently to restore the tree canopy in Greenwood’s historic residential neighborhoods and to replace the trees along the Highway 82 Bypass. She has also partnered with Altrusa to plant street trees along West Park Avenue, making the area more attractive for visitors and shoppers.
- Neighborhood Revitalization – Mayor McAdams has worked hard to revitalize the entryways to the Baptist Town neighborhood with new lighting, trees, and sidewalks. Working with community businesses, she has also made improvements to the neighborhood’s parks. In addition, the city partnered with the Fuller Center for Housing to rehabilitate 12 homeowner occupied houses and provide new cottages for 11 families in Baptist Town.
- Looking Forward – Although there is always room for improvement, take a look around and you’ll see that Greenwood is as clean and attractive as it has been in decades. But an attractive city is something that takes constant attention and Mayor Carolyn McAdams will work to build on the success of her first two terms by keeping Greenwood clean.