A reception was held in honor of longtime Centre Mayor Tony Wilkie on Wednesday. Wilkie has served as Mayor for 12 years prior to serving one term (4 years ) as a city councilman. He announced earlier in the year that he would not be seeking another term.
We had an opportunity to speak with Mayor Wilkie on Wednesday afternoon at Centre City Hall –
Wilkie is leaving the city in good standings. Currently, the city is in the process of completing a 1.3 million dollar renovation of the old Armory Building into a Community Center which will feature a state of the art banquet hall. The city is also finalizing plans for a new aquatic center, all new tennis courts, new pickle ball and basketball courts, new concession stands at the BPA Baseball Fields and renovations of the city park.
Mayor Wilkie said that there are a number of issues that the new administration will be faced with –
Newly elected Mayor Mark Mansfield and Councilman Jay Howell will take office in November.
All of us here at WEIS Radio would like to that Mayor Wilkie for his years of dedicated service to the City of Centre and wish him the best in his future endeavors.