Message from the Mayor:
Hello again, Watauga. We closed out May with a bang. After a two-year hiatus, Wataugafest returned. Hats off to the Parks Department and the many volunteers who made it a success. GREAT JOB, everybody! We followed that up with the much anticipated and requested reopening of the Splash Pad. It looks to be 'the hit' of the season again. We finished with Memorial Day weekend, time set aside to honor and remember the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.
June means summer is just around the corner. Judging from May's temperatures, you would think it was already here, but we still have a few weeks of spring. Schools are out, and kids will be out and about. Our library and the Parks Department will kick off the summer reading program at the Splash Pad on June 1st. That is the start of many events they will hold during the summer.
The long-awaited construction of Whitley Road is starting. Access to City Hall may be somewhat inconvenient for a while, but it will be worth it. As construction progresses, we will be providing updates.
Congratulations to Lt Bobby Parham of the Watauga Police Department for his nomination as our “Hometown Hero.” For those who do not know, Lt Parham collected ballistic vests and personally delivered them to Ukrainian civilians in that war-torn country.
Lastly, Father’s Day is June 19th. Please remember those who are serving and are unable to be with their loved ones. Make it a great day for Dad.
Please be safe and remember that Family, Friends, and Neighbors are what make Watauga “A Great Place to Live.”