Managing a city and making it a desirable place to live, work and play is a complicated endeavor. The city better be ready for more development, especially as the Thomson, Ill., prison looks poised to open in the next few years and job opportunities are increasing in the area.
This isn’t a simple process. It takes time and ingenuity to market Clinton and the surrounding area.
Several people are involved in this process. But in the end, the final accolades or disdain rests on the shoulders of elected officials, no matter how you slice it.
Scott Levine is the Associate Editor of the Clinton Herald. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.