Around the Town with Mayor Steve

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On Saturday, May 4th, I had the honor of helping the Oak Creek High School’s Multicultural Club plant the second phase of the Diversity garden located at the front entrance of the school. Created to promote unity and tolerance in the community, the garden hosts many different species of perennial flowers and grasses that symbolize the cultural diversity of our city.

Lt. Brian Murphy, the police officer who was wounded at the Sikh Temple Shooting on August 5, 2012, attended the event, and helped with the planting of the lower garden area, along with many other community members and high school staff. As the plants mature, the gardens will fill out, adding color and texture to the front entrance. Eventually I would like to expand these gardens to include city properties as well, creating a new garden district in Oak Creek, enhancing the natural beauty of our city.

Many local organizations donated to the Diversity Garden project including the Oak Creek Lions Club, Oak Creek Kiwanis Club, Oak Creek High School Spirit Club, Nature's Nook, and our local Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Thanks to all of these groups for promoting this positive aspect of our city, and to helping build a stronger community!

As the weather improves, you’ll begin to see our city staff out planting the many flower beds located in the roadway medians across the city. Please make sure to keep an eye out for them as they work alongside the busy traffic.

Spring has arrived. Time to get outside and start moving. Stay tuned for details about some great summertime community flash fitness events!

Mayor Steve