with business groups and others to market our City to firms and companies to establishand relocate jobs here; establishing more creative cultural venues in the Downtown; andcontinuing to build partnerships and creative programs to revive neighborhoods. Theseare just a few of the many goals that I look forward to accomplishing with myAdministration, this City Council, and our strong local business, education, and agencypartners. The work done to navigate past challenges and achieve continued success could nothave been accomplished without the dedication of my Cabinet - Assistant City ManagerKathleen Johnson, Department of Public Works and Parks Commissioner Robert Moylan,City Solicitor David Moore, Police Chief Garry Gemme, Fire Chief Gerard Dio, Chief Financial Officer Thomas Zidelis, Chief Development Officer Timothy McGourthy,Division of Inspectional Services Commissioner John Kelly, Director of EmergencyManagement David Clemons, as well as Commissioner of Public Health Michael Hirsh,Director of Public Health Derek Brindisi, and Head Librarian Wei Jeng-Chu. I wouldalso be remiss if I did not thank my Department and Division Heads - and each andevery City employee for their commitment to public service and a job well done.Our collective progress is also a product of our work with all of our elected officials - theWorcester City Council, the Patrick-Murray Administration, our State House Delegation,our Congressman James P. McGovern, and our Senators. I must also highlight myappreciation of the work of my fellow City Council colleagues, James DelSignore, CityAuditor, and David Rushford, City Clerk, as well as their employees.I am also grateful for the hard work, dedication and commitment of each and everyWorcester Public School employee, from teachers to administrators and fromcustodians to cafeteria staff, as led by Superintendent Melinda Boone, the WPSAdministration and the Worcester School Committee. I’d also like to thank the membersof our Boards and Commissions who volunteer their time to improve the City.