Red Bud was focus of breakfast

PANEL OF SPEAKERS–Several representatives from the City of Red Bud served as the panel of speakers at the Regional Leaders Breakfast on Oct. 24. The speakers were: Mayor Tim Lowry, Ward 4 Alderwoman Susan Harbaugh, Ward 2 Alderman Bill Hanebutt and City Administrative Assistant Pam Poetker.

Following the previous theme of revitalizing main street communities, the City of Red Bud was featured at the Oct. 24 Regional Leaders Breakfast.

Speaking on behalf of the city on a panel were Mayor Tim Lowry, Administrative Assistant Pam Poetker, Ward 2 Alderman Bill Hanebutt and Ward 4 Alderwoman Susan Harbaugh.

“We’re all very proud of Red Bud and how it looks,” noted Lowry in his welcome. “I am honored to be able to tell a few things about Red Bud and the things done here.”

He started his presentation with a bit of history, recalling when Snyder General closed in 1993. “Everyone thought it was the downfall of Red Bud, with 600 jobs lost overnight.” But, thankfully there were many that wanted the city to thrive and worked hard to get everything back on track.

“Today we’re in pretty good shape with a lot of employments. Things are moving along fine,” Lowry reported.

But to get where Red Bud is now, took work and planning. Lowry attributed the success of the city to community empowerment with strong leaders working together, committed citizens and effective organizations.

For more from the Regional Leaders Breakfast, please see this week’s print edition.