Rosenberg Mayor Cynthia A. McConathy addressed key members of the community including business owners, community leaders and elected officials of Fort Bend County during a luncheon highlighting her vision for the future of the city at the annual State of the City address, hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber, on Feb. 23 at the Rosenberg Civic Center.
McConathy paid tribute to the visionary leaders that have helped cultivate the growth and success of the city citing examples such as the projects and mandates of former mayors Joe Gurecky, Dorothy Ryan, Lupe Uresti and Vincent Morales. McConathy went on to detail her vision for the future of the rapidly growing city, which includes filling in gaps in infrastructure, pilot programs to highlight water conservation, improvements to technology and communications, and city-wide preparedness.
With that end, McConathy chose to highlight some of the city’s accomplishments over the year, a traditional part of a State of the City address, with a video detailing the complexity and cooperation each city department operated under during the historic Memorial Day flood of 2016. The video highlighted the importance of good planning and follow-through in an emergency situation as well as paying homage to the hard work, dedication, devastation, and ultimately charity that city experienced, collectively.
The mayor continued her efforts toward preparation and incident management as she looked to the future.
“Preparedness is a huge focus for me, as mayor, and I am happy to say that the city was ready and prepared for such an unfortunate disaster,” McConathy said. “With proper emergency training and planning, we were able to help those in the community who really needed it most—in a timely and orderly fashion.”
The theme of the event, From Vision to Reality, focused on the importance and sometimes difficulties in dreaming big. Rosenberg has no shortage of community leaders, businesses, and stakeholders helping to make this vision a reality.
“With the help and vision of our former mayors, myself, and city staff, we have made great progress in providing cleaner water, improved public safety, improved infrastructure, and development of other economic development projects in Rosenberg.”
To view the video that was shared at the event demonstrating the tremendous efforts made by the City of Rosenberg during the Memorial Day flood, visit this link.