City of Pride


A Message from Mayor William T. Austin

Our city has a strong sense of history, culture and pride.

As we position ourselves for future growth, we want to insure we maintain that authentic sense of place that exists today. Our master plan included in the website is the result of a year long strategic planning initiative that included a broad selection of the voices of our constituents. The ideas and desires emanating from these voices will be augmented by formal Redevelopment plans and other planning activities.

You are always welcomed to our city, whether it is work or a visit. Many of our visitors, fish, visit our churches, our historic sites, our recreation centers, or attend our outstanding annual Ricefest Festival.