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Posted on: January 4, 2021

A Message from City Manager Jane Howington

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Welcome to 2021!

As I recover from COVID, I am overcome by the faith and compassion shown by many of my fellow Hudsonites:

  • The soup left on our front porch
  • The e-messages to check in and offers of assistance if needed
  • And simply showing care and concern for one another

People were even checking in on my husband and mother (yes, they had COVID too!). They were checking to be sure we all were getting along alright. And, just as much of our Hudson community did, our City employees went out of their way to be supportive; not just to me but to each other as well.  

We have had quite a number of our employees impacted by the pandemic over the last 9 months and I am so honored to be part of a team that exudes kindness, care, and compassion! This does not surprise me: these are the same attributes I see practiced every single day in our employees as they work for Hudson. We hold each other accountable to be respectful, honest, and sincere while taking great pains not to embarrass or discredit anyone. Civil discourse and dialog are an essential expectation as we communicate with each other. While we may not be able to compel others to follow suit, I am certain the citizens of Hudson appreciate our standard of conduct. 

So, let’s turn to 2021 and a few of the exciting initiatives coming our way. Weathering the economic uncertainties of 2020 has been a challenge to which each member of staff can proudly say they had a strong hand in helping achieve financial stability for our City. This, in turn, creates the ability for City Council to consider ratifying and funding the Connectivity Plan. Should that happen, staff will commence this huge multi-year project to connect our neighborhoods via sidewalks and multi-use paths.

We will continue working with our business community on expansion of amenities and activities to keep our downtown vibrant. We are gratified to welcome several new businesses to Hudson. City Council has also authorized the implementation of adaptive traffic signals. This will help traffic flow and hopefully improve pedestrian safety at some of our busy intersections. Later this month Council will also be meeting with the Park Board to discuss the Park Master Plan and many of the planned park projects.

Before I close this heartfelt letter of appreciation, let me return to the uncertain and difficult subject of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will still have public health challenges as the vaccine makes its way into our community. Some of our first responders have had the first of the required two shots however, we have not yet had enough vaccines for the entire first group of employees.  Hopefully, January will see a larger flow of the vaccine, so all our first responders and essential personnel are protected. In the meantime, our City operations will continue as they have for much of the past year.  We can anticipate re-opening our facilities to the public when it is safe to do so. The health of the public and our own health depend on being responsible, accountable, and continuing to follow CDC guidelines.

In gratitude for your kindness and dedication to the Hudson community, I applaud each and every one of you and wish you the very best in 2021!

-Jane

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