Progress Promised, Progress Made!
It has been an honor to serve as mayor these past three years for the City of Gary. At the beginning of my term, I asked you to REIMAGINE Gary, a city we all call home. I anticipated challenges but some have been greater than others. Who would have imagined that we would find ourselves shut-down from a global pandemic? COVID-19 slowed us down but it didn’t stop our determination. Working our way through COVID-19 we’ve made tremendous progress. Our administration created a conscious and realistic plan to lower our city debt. I am happy to say that we have paid down about $7 million in long-term debt which frees up some of your tax-dollars and re-allocating them to other areas to improve services offered to Gary residents. In order to move our city forward, we must stabilize the finances.
We’ve made strides in so many areas of the city as well. To begin the process of cleaning up our city, we hosted a series of All-In Gary City-Wide cleanups. We expended dollars to the purchase of police and fire equipment to enhance efficiency in the departments. We donated $10 million to the Tolleston Park project to support health and wellness initiatives and youth development. In that same regard, we have earmarked $5 million to the development of a new state-of-the-art health department.
I want all of the residents of the City of Gary to know that we are working for you. I would love to continue to make sure that your tax dollars are properly managed and used to enhance your quality of life.
Learn more about all of our progress and accomplishments here.
Hip Hop Legend Doug E. Fresh Shout Out and Endorse Mayor Jerome A. Prince.
Tolleston Opportunity Campus Press Conference
ReImagine and Rebuilding… my vision is to be able to invest in projects throughout all of the districts and neighborhoods in the City of Gary to provide individuals and families with a hub where they can engage in recreation and other health and wellness activities.
Mayor Jerome Prince and First Lady DeAnna Prince Donate to
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research at UChicago
DeAnna and I celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary last month. In lieu of gifts, we asked our friends and family to consider donating to Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research at UChicago Medicine. Thanks to their generosity, the First Lady and I proudly presented a check for $10,000 on Friday, March 3, 2023, as a contribution toward research efforts of finding a cure for this ghastly disease. I am so proud of DeAnna. She is in the fight of her life and she’s still putting others first. This gift is a true testament to who she is…the First Lady of Courage.