Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird says in her state of the city address that she will focus on economic and workforce development while expanding Lincoln’s approach to pursuing the well being of all residents.
The Mayor said the following initiatives will guide City staff in partnership with the community over the next four years.
- Lincoln Forward will focus on economic and workforce development while expanding the City’s approach to analyzing and pursuing the wellbeing of residents.
- One Lincoln will promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, both inside City Hall and in the community to engage the talents of all Lincoln residents.
- Resilient Lincoln will look to limit the City’s impact on the environment while preparing for more severe weather events in coming decades.
Gaylor Baird told a Leadership Lincoln gathering that these key initiatives reflect the shared priorities of the community — safety, a strong and resilient foundation for the future, and the desire for “the good life” for all.
Mayor Gaylor Baird described how previous generations had worked together to create a safe city, with solid infrastructure and an amazing quality of life. Because of that work, she said, Lincoln has a 33% lower crime rate than peer communities, is quadrupling the number of residential streets repaired next year, has the sixth fastest Internet speed among U.S cities, and is ranked as the second best city in the nation to raise a family.