Stay up-to-date with what is going on in the city of Foley. The Mayor’s Newsletter is a quarterly publication delivered to all addresses within Foley’s zip code. You may also read it here and look through our archived issues.
Volume 11, Issue 3 – Summer 2018
‘Tis the season. Hurricane season, that is. We were fortunate to dodge a bullet in Tropical Storm Alberto, but this year’s season is expected to be a very active one. I encourage you and your family to prepare now for this hurricane season. There is an excellent website, www.HurricaneSafety.org, with suggested lists of actions to ensure your safety.
On a happier note, Foley is one of three cities selected to participate in the Main Street program. Four of us traveled to Birmingham to make our presentation. Main Street works with community leaders to help downtowns “create long-term economic transformation through small incremental improvements one step at a time.” The goal is “to support and grow locally owned businesses, cultivate and develop entrepreneurship and create inclusive, accessible communities for all.” We are in the process of creating a board to oversee the process and move forward. Exciting times for historic downtown Foley!
Foley Sports Tourism, working with GlenLakes Golf Club, hosted the 2018 Division II Men’s Golf Championship in May. GlenLakes did a wonderful job as the host club and received many compliments from the participants on the condition of the course and the hospitality extended them. It was an exciting competition, with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College winning by one stroke!
Our long-awaited Fern Avenue extension is finally underway. This project will connect Highway 59 to the Foley Beach Express, giving citizens another east/west alternative, but more importantly, giving emergency vehicles improved access to the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. The extension should be completed by next spring.