Stimpson joins White House roundtable on infrastructure

Mayor Sandy Stimpson traveled this week to Washington, D.C., where he joined Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew and other senior White House and administration officials in a roundtable conversation about infrastructure investment, as part of the President’s Build America Investment Initiative. Stimpson was joined at the White House on Wednesday by a select group of elected officials including: Mayors from Dallas, Detroit, Tampa, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; the County Executive from King County, Wash.; as well as the governors of Colorado, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Additionally, the White House invited representatives from 19 investment funds whose funding capacity exceeds $7 trillion dollars. “I was humbled and honored to represent Mobile at this important gathering to discuss how our country is addressing the infrastructure funding needs of our cities and states,” Stimpson said. “The momentum in Mobile has clearly captured the attention of the highest levels of our government, as well as a compliment of investors looking to enter into innovative public private partnerships to help improve and fund our aging infrastructure.” Continue Reading →

Stimpson to host long-range planning workshop

Mayor Sandy Simpson will host a “Focus on the Future” community workshop where citizens can share their vision for the future of Mobile. The workshop will be held on Monday, March 30, at Government Street Baptist Church, 3401 Government Boulevard. The workshop will provide an overview of the mayor’s initiative to create long-range, comprehensive plans for all of Mobile. It is part of a community-driven process known as the “Map of Mobile,” which will make recommendations for preservation, revitalization and growth across the city. The planning process will be closely aligned with ongoing economic and community development activities, will engage Mobile’s diverse citizens and, perhaps most importantly, will include realizable action steps to ensure that recommendation steps will become reality. Continue Reading →

Students sign up for early college program

Murphy High School sophomores participate in Academic Signing Day — each publicly signing up for a “one-of-a-kind” partnership with the University of Alabama Early College.

Much like high school athletes moving forward to play collegiate level sports, today 43 Murphy High School sophomores participated in the Mobile County Public School System’s first-ever Academic Signing Day — each publicly signing up for a “one-of-a-kind” partnership with the University of Alabama Early College. (more…) Continue Reading →

The Grounds pulls out of deal to host BayFest

Due to time restraints with logistical planning and the proximity to the Greater Gulf State Fair, The Grounds has withdrawn from negotiations with BayFest to host the music festival in October 2015. “In October, The Grounds will host more than 100,000 people at the Greater Gulf State Fair, The Grounds Executive Director Scott Tindle said in a statement. “It’s a massive undertaking to plan and implement an event of this caliber and size. We’re committed to making it the cleanest, most family-friendly event in America, and that is our number one priority right now. “When we were approached by BayFest to host their music festival this year, we tried our hardest to make it work logistically. Continue Reading →