Dear Decaturish – Rieker did a lot for Avondale

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 4, 2014
Mayor Ed Rieker explains the city's annexation plans during an Oct. 1 work session. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Mayor Ed Rieker explains the city’s annexation plans during an Oct. 1 work session. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

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Dear Decaturish,

We moved to AE in 2010. Since that time we’ve seen so many improvements in our neighborhood and Tudor Village. We’ve seen new businesses spring up that bring convenience, vibrancy, good press, and new neighbors; the revitalization of abandoned buildings; plans and visions coming to life; the establishment of The Museum School; the continuation and growth of neighborhood festivals and celebrations; and the renovation of our beautiful lake. Avondale is now a really cool place to live! Ed Rieker, you’ve done more than your part to set AE on the path to healthy re-development and increasing property values, and I’d like to express gratitude for your volunteer service, along with regret that we’ll no longer have your leadership. Blessings to you!

– Samantha Harrell

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