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T'ville has a new mayor

January 11, 2006

Thomasville, Georgia-- New Thomasville mayor, David Lewis, wants to clean up Thomasville and attract more people to town.

Lewis is a veteran, a businessman, and as of Monday, Thomasville's new mayor. "I've never been away from Thomasville for more than three years at a time. I've always kept in touch."

Lewis' top priority is to repair or remove dilapidated homes in Thomasville, a way to attract it's new target residents: retirees. "Building new houses or repairing old houses flows into the overall economic picture," says Lewis.

The mayor's first step to doing that is boosting Thomasville's already strong infrastructure, which ties into his next priority, fostering growth. "We do that, of course, by maintaining law and order, by having rate structures consistent with the need," says Lewis.

Lewis' agenda will be carried out in partnership with the city council. It voted him in unanimously five to zero. "Councilman 'X' or 'Y' can make whatever contribution they can to that particular agenda, or develop a new one we as a council buy in," says Lewis.

That's a plan of attack from a mayor who's served on more than 10 boards in the Rose City. Among those boards, Lewis has served with the Humane Society and the Thomasville Cultural Center.

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