The City implemented their first biennial budget and came in under budget. Received the Governor’s Award for open public process, repaving our CBD, improving sidewalks, and ADA access, the Anacortes Senior Activity Center becoming a City department, the building of the Telemetry system with a Fiber Optic communication network. Completion of the Spray Park at Storvik Park, all new City Website, development of our Affordable Housing Strategic Plan, and this is just a preview. Mayor Gere also touches on the City’s 2018 goals. Mayor Gere says, “The City of Anacortes is making great strides in making this a sustainable community while building for the future, protecting our natural environment and celebrating this amazing place we call home.” Our greatest asset is our citizens and their civic engagement.