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  • Wetumpka Tornado

    Mayor Jerry Willis|Feb 1, 2019

    F-2 Tornado Path of destruction Saturday, January 19, 2019 The recovery process is moving forward. All departments are back up and in full operation in their temporary locations. The outpouring of support for our city has been fabulous with over 1,200 volunteers and equipment operators coming in to help with relief efforts. Surrounding cities have assisted us in every way possible as we continue our recovery process. We are very thankful to have such support from our neighboring cities. This...

  • From the desk of Mayor Jerry Willis

    Mayor Jerry Willis|Sep 1, 2016

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Wetumpka for re-electing me as your mayor for four more years. Your confidence in me is humbling and I will continue to work hard to make Wetumpka the best it can be. I enter these next four years with excitement for Wetumpka’s future. We have a tremendous number of projects we are working on and more coming our way. We hope to announce these new opportunities in the next few months as well as beginning phase 2 of the downtown r...

  • From the Mayors desk

    Mayor Jerry Willis|Aug 1, 2016

    As the summer winds down and we all prepare for school to begin, I can’t help but wonder how time goes by so fast. I remember just writing about the Christmas events in Wetumpka and now, here we are reflecting on the events of the summer. The intense heat didn’t damper any of our events and we once again brought thousands of people to Wetumpka. The 4th of July was fun for the entire family with the band Wishbone’s performance to the activities for the children. A few weeks later, we hoste...

  • From the Mayors desk

    Mayor Jerry Willis|Jul 1, 2016

    As the temperatures continue to rise, so does the excitement for all of the upcoming events and programs happening here in Wetumpka. We have just been selected as a designated Main Street Community which will work with all of our downtown businesses to enhance downtown and business growth. The positive comments on Main Street have been overwhelming. We appreciate the buy-in we have received from not only the downtown businesses but the entire community. Positive steps like Main Street and the...

  • From the Mayors desk

    Mayor Jerry Willis|Jun 1, 2016

    By the time this article is published we hope Wetumpka will be selected as the newest designated Main Street Alabama City. This program is designed to bring jobs, dollars and people back to historic communities. The focus to bring vitality and boost economic development in our downtown district will benefit our local businesses, continue to enhance the quality of life and increase the tax base which increases the services provided by the City. This will not be a City run program but a program...

  • From the Mayors desk

    Mayor Jerry Willis|May 1, 2016

    It has been very exciting to be a part of the arts in Wetumpka. The Abandoned Rural America Exhibition presented by a gentleman from Georgia, Peter Muzyka, has been a tremendous success and a huge draw to our community. The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery has worked extremely hard on this exhibit and it certainly showed with a successful opening night. The performance at the Wetumpka Depot playing to a full house of people dealing with words and music tied to rural America was a pleasure to...

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Park

    Mayor Jerry Willis|Apr 1, 2016

    It is very exciting times in the City of Wetumpka. Things did not happen overnight. It took years of planning and working a plan to get into the development stage we have been in the last few years. It's a proven fact that with patience, stability and perseverance you will have successful opportunities come your way. We have enjoyed since 2000, by purchase, 109 acres of property on 14 bypass that joined 45 acres the City had owned for many years. With the acquisition of 25 more acres, we now...