Ever wonder what your mayor been up to each month? Sure you may have helped elect them, but what happens after that? Alabama Today has you covered. Each month we’ll highlight what the Yellowhammer State’s Big 5 mayors have been doing in an effort to hold them accountable and keep things more transparent.
Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange has been busy this month, keeping up with his constituents and attending events across the city.
Strange attended the Montgomery Education Foundation‘s Brain Forest 2018, “This program benefits both our students and our teachers as a learning laboratory where both walk away with new ideas, better methods and a sense of achievement during the summer months,” Strange posted on his Facebook page.
“Thanks to the City and County host Parks & Recreation programs to complement the learning environment, during which children can go horseback riding, learn archery and kayaking or even just run around and be a kid! Not to mention, this partnership has served more than 650,000 meals, engaged nearly 45,000 students and cultivated relationships with more than 50 youth-oriented agencies in the River Region since 2014.”
Strange has his own way of communicating with his constituents: hosting a YouTube series called “Tuesdays with Todd.” Every week on the City of Montgomery Alabama YouTube channel Strange talks about different events, and happenings within the city.
This week, Strange welcomes the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s All Star week to Montgomery, an event which he says will add an $8 to $10 million economic boost to the city.
This week on Tuesday’s with Todd; Strange is in the newly renovated Morgan Library, to talk about the MCCPL Book Sale, and updates to the library.
On this episode of his show, Strange meets with the Chef of Central, a restaurant in Montgomery, to talk about Eat MGM, Montgomery’s restaurant week.
Last week, on Strange’s YouTube show he meets with Montgomery Finance Director Barry Crabb to discuss the 2019 budget, and budget increases within the city in an effort to provide transparency to the city’s governance.