Speech to City Council and the public from newly elected Mayor Karen DuPuis Jan. 2, 2013
Maupin residents voiced their opinion in November. They requested a change. Change, although uncertain, is a necessary means to keep current in an ever changing world. Philosophy, economics, culture, all influence our current status. If we fail to recognize the need to adjust and adapt to the ebb and flow of the world around us, including our very local world, we are establishing an environment that will in the least falter, and potentially fail.
As an elected official, it is my duty and the duty of my fellow electorate, to keep pace with the needs and requirements of our local city. Sometimes the necessary needs or requirements may have an adverse effect of individuals, but the greater good that must be realized is for our city as a whole, not individual benefactors.
It is evident there are some among us who fear what lies ahead and wish to maintain the status quo. That is not my objective, and I will work tirelessly to create an environment where fairness and trust abound.
As I take office today, I continue my campaign pledge for change and for fairness that will have a positive outcome for the citizens of our city.
Stay tuned....its a learning process!