by Craig H. McFarland, Mayor, City of Casa Grande
With a new year we should be celebrating the gift of life and its many blessings. That being said, the past year threw us lots of curve balls from massive wildfires to COVID-19, an economic shutdown and more.
Yet, the good people of Casa Grande remain steadfast, poised with grit and determination to not just endure, but thrive.
Opportunity is all around us. Recently, I presided over a local education and workforce expert roundtable focused on finding actionable ways to support our trades-based talent — video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6VW6SSIatU&feature=youtu.be
As we continue to deal with this pandemic, our City’s online COVID-19 and small business resource pages continues to help provide avenues for families seeking assistance with food, virus testing, rent, mortgage, utilities, while also helping the homeless and seniors — resources at
There is still much work to be done.
Together, we can beat this virus and help each other to better withstand the many challenges thrown our way. Through a united effort we can get our schools and economy back and fully open.
Let us prioritize life, health and community by making real commitment to shared responsibility, shared sacrifice and shared success.
Learning from the past is the best way to prepare for the future. Always remember where you have been without forgetting to look where you are headed. Looking forward to a great year!