by Mila Besich, Mayor, Town of Superior
As we prepare for our second annual State of the Town event Oct. 6, 2022, I have focused on the many leaders it has taken to not only establish Superior in the late 1800s but also on those who have since navigated the booms and busts of mining as well as those actively engaged in shaping and building our community today.
This year, the theme of our State of the Town program is: Celebrating the Spirit of Superior 1882-2022.
For more than 140 years, business leaders have believed in Superior; they saw opportunities when many did not.
Today, our community is attracting new and young entrepreneurs who are making Superior the home for their aspirations and enterprises. Our local businesses also help to establish the character of our community. They make the tapestry of our community bright and colorful, and their stories are an indelible part of our community spirit.
The steadfast leadership of many who have served in volunteer service on our nonprofit boards, committees and commissions brings decades of professional and personal experience. Without those leaders willing to serve in organizations such as our Little League, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and Optimist, the very essence of our community would be different.
Community service is at the core of Superior’s community spirit.
Governing a community, especially a small one, is never easy. It takes a team of people from the council and staff to execute and deliver projects meaningful for our community while maintaining a high quality of required services.
I am proud to recognize the members of our Town Council who come together monthly to work for the best of our community. Without good governance, businesses will not invest in our communities and our nonprofits may not be as eager to invest their time and resources into making our community the best it can be.
I am honored to serve with our council and amazing team of staff and consultants.
As we celebrate 140 years of the Superior Spirit, that celebration is a tribute to all leaders who have contributed in all ways.
One of the best ways to contribute to improving your community is by getting involved and serving, and I am very grateful to all who have left their unique legacies throughout Superior’s rich history and for those who serve our community today.