People sometimes wonder what I’m thinking. As an elected official, I know that’s not always meant as a compliment.

I believe it’s important to reach out to the public in as many ways as possible so people who live and do business here feel connected to Marana. That’s why last month I started sharing my thoughts and experiences through a blog at http://mayorsmarana.blogspot.com.

In the first month, I touched on several subjects, including the Town’s Bike to Work Day, our sold-out State of the Town Luncheon, the return of the PGA TOUR Accenture Match Play Championship, and the opening of Northwest Fire District’s training facility. There is no shortage of subjects to cover.

I am planning to write a couple of entries each week, including a few about my experiences hiking in the Tortolita Mountains. The Town has built and maintains many miles of trails in the Tortolitas and I have hiked every one of them many times. If I’m not at our municipal complex working, chances are you’ll find me hiking. It’s an activity that keeps me fit and provides opportunities to enjoy Marana’s unmatched scenery.

The new blog is one of many ways we keep the public up to date on Marana’s many activities. We also have Facebook and Twitter pages (search for the Town of Marana) and a revamped website that was launched in December. Our Town Council and management believe in the unlimited value of interactive government.

I encourage you to leave feedback on the blog or email your thoughts to me at ehonea@marana.com. Your comments and ideas are greatly needed and appreciated. This interaction isn’t intended to be a monologue.

Thank you for your support of our Town and I look forward to talking with you more in my blog. I have lived here my whole life and I have plenty of thoughts to share. I appreciate your willingness to come along for the ride.

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