It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through the year. As always, the summer proves to be a busy time in the city of Newbern. Activities like the summer reading program at the library, the opening of the swimming pool and ball leagues and tournaments really provide many opportu- nities to promote an active lifestyle and to promote educational growth. It is also a busy time for the workers and the administrators within the City. A new budget has been laid out to take us for- ward and assure that Newbern continues to be a great place to live and to raise a family. We are also proud to announce a reduction in property taxes this year. It has been over 7 years since we have had an increase and we continue to be among the lowest taxing municipalities in the area. All despite the many projects we currently have underway.

In closing, it is a great time to be a citizen of Newbern, Tennessee. Myself, the board of al- derman, as well as every employee of this town will continue to work diligently to assure that we will have a prosperous future and, the quality of living of the patrons of this town is ever continues to improve every year.

God Bless,
Mayor Justin Wright