I am thankful Walt Maddox is the mayor of Tuscaloosa. Mayor Maddox has repeatedly proven his ability to lead with integrity and professionalism. Perhaps the most important characteristic that makes Maddox a great leader for Tuscaloosa during this time is his sincere affection for our city and her people. Being our mayor isn’t just a stepping stone on his path for higher political office.
I am thankful that he opened the doors wide for all concerned citizens to take part in planning the rebuilding of Tuscaloosa. Some drawings and plans were revealed this week. Though it’s 15 to 20 years down the road, I think the new Tuscaloosa is going to be beautiful.
Three months have passed, and the clean-up crews have worked non-stop. On one side of McFarland Blvd, there is an open field where homes and tall centuries-old oaks once stood.
While there is still a lot of work to do, I am very thankful to see progress.