Knox Mayor Rick Chambers is running for reelection. He notes much progress has been made in the city during his seven years in office and adds a process is under way to develop a long-range plan with citizen input to continue growth and prosperity.
Chambers also cites his experience running the city on a reduced budget due to state funding cuts. During his tenure as mayor, Knox has been awarded nearly $2 million in grants.
In his reelection announcement, Chambers says public safety and continued job growth will remain his main areas of emphasis if reelected. He also praised the work of the city’s department heads to improve services and save taxpayers money by doing projects in-house. Chambers adds efforts to demolish vacant and blighted structures will continue into the new year. Plans call for 12 buildings to be taken down. The city received a $187,000 Blight Elimination Grant to help with that effort.