ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard said bringing the city's economy to life is the commission's main focus right now.
The Mayor said she feels very good about the future of Albany.
Mayor Hubbard said there's good news for all of South Georgia because she believes the future of the city is very bright. That means greater growth for the entire region.
Right now, Hubbard said the main focus of the city's leadership now is on the downtown revitalization project.
Leaders are looking to bring more restaurants and many apartment condos to the downtown area, increasing the number of people who live downtown.
City officials also have major plans to improve the education system's college and career academy.
The county is also working to advance tourism by working on a trail that will go from Radium Springs to downtown, from Albany State to downtown and from downtown to Terrell County.
This is all in efforts to keep the younger people who are growing up here, stay in Albany and attract new citizens and more businesses for years to come.
"I'm looking to help our young people to want to be at home and help the young people who want to move here. I'm looking forward to that. I am doing this just because I want to see our children and our grandchildren stay at home and enjoy being in Albany, Georgia," said Hubbard.
The mayor said there are plans that are now being activated to shape the next couple of years of development.
Now city leaders are looking at what is wanted by the citizens of Albany and moving forward accordingly.