Give credit where credit is due
In response to the recent story, “Payson financial picture brightens,” I would like to thank our previous Mayor Craig Swartwood and past council for having the insight to create our current financial windfall.
His leadership and forward thinking has brought many good things for all of us including the building of Green Valley Park and the plan to bring a road from the event center to the park and the current revitalization of Main Street.
The Rumsey Park plan was ambitious although not popular and I give him credit for trying to bring commerce to our town using donations and not public funding.
I feel he never receives the recognition he deserves and the current council is celebrating success of ideas he adopted and implemented.
I hope Craig Swartwood understands that most of the town population is grateful for his hard work and foresight that has allowed us to complete projects in the future and he rescued us all from financial mismanagement of the past. Truly a mayor we all should be proud of.
Thanks Craig, and I wish you the best in the future. I for one am very grateful for your service.
Jack Hastings, Payson