Village Mayor's Office

Mayor Jada D. Curry

1 Year Anniversary Address

This past year has been an amazing lesson in life.  There have been many highs and lows but I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.  The joys of accomplishing goals for Lynwood far outweigh the sleepless nights and stressful days.

The residents of Lynwood continue to impress me.  The commitment you have to this village is second to none.  I have enjoyed meeting many of you, listening to your concerns, working towards solutions, and parting ways with a hug or a good laugh.

Within this first year, we have welcomed new residents and businesses.  By now, I’m sure you’ve shopped at Dollar General or eaten at Mae’s Que House.  If not, please consider patronizing them along with all of the great businesses that are based here in Lynwood.

I am extremely proud to say we have been laser focused on our finances.  If you haven’t heard, let me share with you we paid off 2 tax anticipation warrants the village had been carrying for years.  I remain committed to seeking out ways to bring more revenue to the village and paying down debt so we can make some major investments in our infrastructure. 

Did you know our Fire Department is no longer paid on call?  We now have a part-time department which allows us to be even more timely in our response to calls.  The Police Department continues to flourish.  We recently closed out the process for Sergeant promotions and I’m thrilled to say that we now have 3 new Sergeant’s that have been promoted.  We have invested in new body cameras, a new vehicle fleet, and training for all officers.  We now have all of our Public Works crew members up to date with trainings and will be making some investments in machinery so they can better service the village. 

We have created several opportunities to engage all members of our community.  I hope you will join me at some of these events as it is a great way to continue to build our sense of community.

They say that time flies when you’re having fun.  I still cannot believe that it’s been 1 year since I took office.  Please feel free to stop by Village Hall on May 11th from 12-4:30 pm to help me along with the Trustees and Clerk celebrate our 1-year anniversary. 

Lynwood, you have been the perfect partner.  Cheers to 1 year of working together to make Lynwood stronger than it’s ever been.  Even after a whole year together, I still think I'm dreaming. How could I ever be so lucky as to have been elected to serve as the Mayor of this great village?

Yours In Service,

Mayor Jada D. Curry