Letter from the Editor
It’s the first weekend in May and that means two things: my wife and I moved to Columbus one year ago and it’s time for Market Street Festival. As an aside, if you are moving a few blocks from Downtown Columbus, do not do it during Market Street weekend.
Although this isn’t the first time I’ve lived in Columbus, it is my first experience as a family man. The past year in the Friendly City has been filled with ups and downs and memories I will always cherish such as the day Dayna and I were married at the Jackie O. House. We have become a part of this community.
As the first managing editor of The Columbus Packet, I look forward to the challenges of the future and the milestones we reach along the way. My goal is simple — it’s to continue to provide factual and accurate information to our readers while at the same time building relationships within the community. It is our mission to keep our readers informed and to do so with integrity.
I challenge you to do two things in the coming week: I hope you will vote on Tuesday for the candidate of your choice. While some have deemed the upcoming elections as somewhat boring, all one has to do is to spend time talking with the people of the various wards to understand how important this election is to them and their families. There are infrastructure and flooding problems, retail development or a lack thereof, taxes and numerous other issues that are important to the citizens of wards 4,5, and 6.
Also, I hope you will take some time and enjoy the Market Street Festival this weekend. As the major fundraiser for Columbus Main Street, Market Street Festival is a chance for us to spend some time with our families, friends and neighbors. It is an opportunity for us to join together as a community.
And that’s the bottom line — community. Although we will work together through the good and the bad, this is your community. And The Columbus Packet is proud to be your community newspaper.