Just as the trees and flowers are bursting forth, so is our community bringing forward new businesses and showing a new sense of pride. Over the past few years excitement about our City has been building, bringing us positive attention from people looking to build a business, buy a home, or attend one of our great public events. If you live here, you are sure to have noticed the construction teams throughout all corners of the community. The media has noticed as well. Menasha is part of Fox Cities Magazine's “Mover's and Shaker's” issue, and the Post Crescent stated a few months back that “Menasha has a lot going on these days.” Those of us living here have known that Menasha is “Your Place on the Water” for a long time and the City's new video, which captures some fantastic opportunities to relax and play on our nearby water, is proving to be an effective marketing tool to share our story with others in the region and recruit residents and businesses to Menasha. If you haven't seen it, be sure to check it out on the front page of the City's website.
2016 will be another busy year for Menasha: Festival Foods is building on the east side; the new headquarters building for Faith Technologies will open; upgraded gathering spaces and amenities downtown are in progress; new playgrounds at both Woodlands Park and Hart Park are being built; construction of The Loop the Lake Trail begins; two new subdivisions are underway; and over a million dollars of street construction is planned.
The City of Menasha is moving forward, providing you with the services you expect with a very lean staff because they are dependable, professional, and dedicated to the success of our city. You've noticed the enhanced recycling services; we plan to continue making strategic investments in services and infrastructure to attract innovative and energetic people to Menasha to live and work. As we've all seen, these investments have begun to pay off, creating new growth and vitality that is likely to continue for years to come.