MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - Hundreds of people gave their attention to Madison Mayor Troy Trulock as he delivered his first State of the City address at the Davidson Center at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.
"We are successful because of our people, our teamwork, and our partnerships," said Trulock.
The mayor says working with the city council and other local leaders is key to continued success.
Trulock also outlined his goals for the future, one of the main ones being infrastructure and road improvements. During his speech, he described several promising projects for 2013.
"We hope to see contracts awarded by our state to widen Indian Creek bridge to four lanes, widen County Line Road to five lanes and allow for a 10 foot wide bicycle path and walking path," said Trulock.
"Citizens will be able to bike, walk or run the entire six miles of County Line Road," said Trulock.
Two videos were shown during the event. One to highlight community members and accomplishments.
The other video presentation showcased a new initiative called Madison Visionary Partners, or MVP for short.
MVP is a non-profit organization that will allow Madison citizens to become more involved in their city through their donations and provide directions on how their donations can improve our city.
"Our Madison Visionary Partners is yet another innovative way to allow our citizens to become more involved in their government and help shape the future of our city," explained Trulock.
The other new program being introduced in Madison is the formation of a Mayor's youth leadership council, where youth will be mentored on city and state government and participate in service projects. The inaugural members were recently chosen.