Happy New Year! 2022 was a little better than the past two years, and who can forget the crazy 2020 year? I will never forget 2020 as it was the year I returned to the Town Council, was sworn in, and voted in as President by my fellow council members. Then, just as things were getting going, we heard the news and warnings of COVID in March and the next thing I knew we were closing town offices to keep everyone safe.
We were not prepared to have so many town employees working from home and had to scramble like many other companies to purchase laptop computers so town offices could continue to function as much as possible. We did it though, but not without much expense and extra effort by all of our town staff.
Today, as we celebrate the new year we can look back on the past year and also celebrate how our town did in 2021. Take a look below as some of our accomplishments last year.
It is hard to believe that we are again embarking on another Primary Election. I have announced my candidacy to run again for the Town Council so I may serve you for another 4 years.
There is much to do so we can collectively continue to make Merrillville a great place to live and own a business. Thank you all for your overwhelming support in the past and for casting your vote for me to represent you on the Town Council.
Thank you also for enduring (during campaign season) all of the campaign signs, mailings, knocking on your doors, and phone calls. It is all necessary to get the word out and I hope that we were not too intrusive.
We can use this website to communicate with each other. You may click on the ‘contact’ tab at the top and send me a message at any time. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible, always!
Be sure to sign up to receive blog postings via your email. That way you will get a notification each time I make a new post so you can stay up to date on town news. Let’s work together so we can keep Merrillville a great place to live and even make things better for our community. You may also call 219-736-5217 so we may chat. Email is also a great way for us to communicate so we have a record and history of our conversations. Email me at RickBellaWard5@gmail.com
I look forward to hearing your suggestions, ideas, and comments, as well as answering your questions about our great town. If you have an interest in serving on one of the various town boards or commissions, like the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Police Commission, and others, please let me know by sending me your request and a bio about yourself. I will create a blog post about what openings will be available as soon as I receive that information each year.
Once again, thank you for your support. I look forward to a new and exciting year. I’ll be in touch. -Rick Bella