Real People, Real Community, Real Opportunity!
As Mayor of Dowagiac, it's my pleasure to welcome you to our City.
As you get to know Dowagiac I'm sure that you'll be impressed with the Victorian charm of its neighborhoods and our vibrant and alive downtown.
As you get to know us better what you'll find is
•A community that builds roads and bridges not walls.
•A community that welcomes everyone, regardless of what god they may pray to or whether or not they pray at all.
•A community that welcomes everyone, regardless of who they may choose for their life partner.
•A community that welcomes everyone regardless of the color of their skin.
•A community that welcomes everyone regardless of their gender identification.
•A community where the police are your friends and protectors, not your enemy.
•A community that is financially sound, where you know that the leaves will be collected in the fall, the snow plowed in the winter and the pot holes fixed in the spring.
•A community with clean fresh water, whose waste water is properly treated and the environment is protected and cherished.
•A community that recognizes the importance of and supports education.
•A community with excellent access to health care.
•A community that partners with other public and private enterprises to provide better services and more of them for less money.
•A community with good parks, open spaces and recreational opportunities.
•A community that values and celebrates its history and the arts.
•A community that recognizes the importance of the free enterprise system and strives to help new and existing businesses thrive and add jobs, not impede them with petty rules and red tape.
•A community that doesn't fear the future but embraces it knowing that the changes the future brings will also bring opportunities to make Dowagiac a better community.
• A community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
Welcome to Dowagiac!
Mayor Donald D. Lyons
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