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Weekly Updates

Each Friday, Mayor Paul A. Young sends his Weekly Update to more than 30,000 constituents. His goal is to celebrate our momentum while describing precisely what we’re doing about our challenges.

December 31,2023: The Final Update
December 30, 2023: Memphis Momentum: Celebrating Eight Years of Economic Growth and Opportunity
December 28, 2023: Eight Years of Progress: Celebrating Achievements in City Services and Community Impact
December 22, 2023: Promising Developments in Crime Reduction and Community Intervention Efforts
December 20, 2023: Accelerate Memphis Update: Transforming Communities and Unveiling Success Stories
December 15, 2023: Reflecting on Service and Achievements: A Farewell Message from Mayor Jim Strickland
December 14, 2023: Progress in Motion: A Reflection on Eight Years of Growth and Achievement
December 8th, 2023: Empowering Our Community: A Week of Progress and Recognition

December 1, 2023: Memphis Matters: Justice Reviews, Landmark Breakthroughs, and Community Transformations
November 24, 2023: Community Chronicles: Gratitude for Heroes, Joint Agency Partnerships, and Celebrating Jason D. Williams
November 21, 2023: Transforming Memphis: Historic Grants, Monumental Gifts, and Stadium Renovations
November 17, 2023: Empowering Memphis: Strengthening Our Police Force, Fostering Community Support, and Driving Economic Growth
November 10, 2023: Game, Set, Match: Celebrating the Grand Opening of Leftwich Tennis Center and Honoring Our Veterans
November 3, 2023: Addressing the Revolving Door: Crime Challenges and Planning Triumphs in Memphis

October 27, 2023Empowering Our Community: A Fiber-Optic Revolution, a Monumental Tribute, and the Arrival of Topgolf Memphis!

October 24, 2023: City Sewer Service Boundary and Prioritizing Memphis: An Important Message from Mayor Jim
October 20, 2023: 2023 Ovation Awards, Celebrating Eight Years of Excellence in Public Service
October 13th, 2023: Rising in Memphis: A Chronicle of Economic Success and Support for Israel
October 6th, 2023: Celebrating Our City’s Future: New Leadership, Fiber-Optic Dreams, and Firefighter Heroes!
September 29, 2023: Empowering Memphis: Bridging the Digital Divide, Expanding Rail Connectivity, and Celebrating HR Excellence!
September 22nd: Memphis Crime Challenge: Comprehensive Strategies, Ongoing Progress, and the Path Forward in Building a Safer and More Vibrant City
September 15th: Accelerate Memphis Update: Transforming Our City, One Project at a Time
September 8th, 2023: Crimes Unchecked and Tom Lee Park Reborn: Memphis Updates and Highlights.
September 1st, 2023: “Community Crime Update: Prioritizing Safety & Seeking Change”
August 25th, 2023: Memphis Police Department’s Remarkable Journey: A Near Decade of Transformation in Recruitment and Retention Efforts
August 11th, 2023:
Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders: City of Memphis Empowers Youth through ‘Explore Memphis’ with Memphis Public Libraries and Youth Programs with Memphis Parks
August 4th, 2023: Revitalizing Memphis Infrastructure: Administration Boosts Roadway Paving by 73% in 8 Years, Fueling Job Growth
Friday, July 28: A hero is lost; gun violence frustration; Showboats staying; DOJ missed request; TML honor; Audubon ribbon cutting
July 21, 2023: Honoring Lt. Jeffrey Norman, Severe Weather, Opportunity R3
July 14, 2023: 2,600 arrests for car thefts in 2023; farewell to Chief Legal Officer Sink; Community Connection Awards Banquet

July 7, 2023: Slow the cycle of violent crime
; Boys and Girls Club growth; 5th splash pad opens; another balanced budget
June 30, 2023: Smarter power grid; another What Works Cities gold; Restoration of Rights clinic; Liberty for All fireworks show

June 23, 2023: Grocer’s letter laments rise in crime; Renansant Convention Center tops again; Gaston Community Center’s grand re-opening
June 16, 2023: Shoutout to North Parkway-Forrest Neighborhood Watch Association; no to more taxes; “Persona Non Grata” to screening in November; welcome new firefighters
June 9, 2023: More to the story with this arrestee; No More Tears begins tonight; love for Tennis Memphis
June 2, 2023: The frustration with repeat offenders; jobs and job training opportunities abound; farewell to our Chief HR officer; Brooks Museum groundbreaking
May 26, 2023: There’s plenty for our youth to do in Memphis this summer
May 19, 2023: Catch and release ongoing; MAS director departing; Public Works academy grads; Abe Goodman Clubhouse reopens
May 12, 2023: Court system hasn’t replied to my revolving door letter; no sales tax increase needed; Dextrous Robotics shines light on innovation
May 5, 2023: Public safety requires more than just city’s efforts; Alliance to expand; Tennessee Serves
April 28, 2023: My proposed operating and CIP budgets; Gold Star Families Memorial; eMploy youth job opportunities
April 21, 2023: $350 million for sports venues; Linc-211 adds social workers; Opportunity Youth; Gold Star tribute
April 14, 2023: Opportunity knocks for R3 participants; #BigMemphis; USFL opening day
April 7, 2023: Severe weather; MLGW’s power plans; Cossitt mural dedication
March 31, 2023: Staggering increase in auto thefts; a history-making leadership team
March 23, 2023: 1,965 police officers; Library happenings; BlueOval City
March 17, 2023: Mentorship matters, and so do streetlights
March 10, 2023: A letter to judges and judicial commissioners about the revolving door
March 3, 2023: Group Violence Intervention Program; farewell Ken Moody; welcome YMCA
February 24, 2023: MEM2Nash productive and Young Actors Guild shines
February 17, 2023: A world-class tennis facility, and 130 Accelerate Memphis projects
February 10, 2023: Thank you, Gov. Lee, for $350 million to Memphis amenities
February 3, 2023: On the long road to healing
January 27, 2023: Updates on the Tyre Nichols case
January 20, 2023: Transparency, accountability, public trust, and legitimacy
January 13, 2023: Arrests are made, but too little consequence for offenders
January 6, 2023: Nurturing the hearts and minds of our young residents

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