MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison’s “State of the City” address took place Friday at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
Mayor Troy Trulock took the stage and gave attendees a look back at the accomplishments of 2013. He touched on improvements in Parks and Recreation, the new businesses that have moved in to the city, and road work.
“We are growing. We are safe. And, we have a great quality of life few cities can match,” said Trulock.
The mayor also sang the praises of the Madison City Schools which landed the honor of the second highest graduation rate in Alabama and the fastest growing district in the state.
“I, along with city council members, stand ready to assist our city schools to become an even brighter star for our children and grandchildren,” Trulock added.
Then, it was on to 2014. The mayor touched on new subdivisions being developed, along with new home construction and economic development.
The mayor also broke a bit of entertainment news earlier Friday morning when he previewed his State of the City address and told WHNT News 19 about plans for a new movie theater coming to Madison.
“We’ll see economic development and growth continue in 2014. One of those things, we’ll see a new 15-screen movie theater moving in to the city of Madison for the first time ever,” said Trulock.
The mayor also discussed the future of the historic downtown area of Madison.
The mayor also stated there would soon be a jobs announcement for the city, but wouldn’t go in to any further detail.