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Commerce Mayor Teddy Reel Wants To Improve Communications With Public


Commerce Mayor Teddy Reel, who recently succeeded Wyman Williams, says one of his objectives to improve communications with the citizens of Commerce.

The mayor says social media does not reach everyone, in particular older citizens, and he and the City Council will be looking for ways to reach more people with important information. One thing he hopes to do is erect large billboards when public works projects begin, such as the one underway to rebuild the playground at Ivory Moore Park, and the one about to begin at City Park, in which a splash pad and playground equipment intended for disabled children will be installed. Also, major street improvements projects, including one on Washington Street, will begin soon, and an expansion of the city's animal shelter.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.