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A Message from the Mayor: Welcome to the 2021 Opportunity Guide
Welcome to the 2021 City of Whitehall Opportunity Guide! While 2020 certainly threw us all for a loop, we’re looking forward to getting back to the fun in 2021!
This guide is packed full of information about the City of Whitehall’s elected officials and services. Specifically, I’d like to refer you to a new section on pages 8-10 that help explain the City’s new cart-contents only program with our garbage and recycling hauler, Local Waste Services. This section also dives into how to “Recycle Right,” in Franklin County, something I hope you take a moment to read as we all take advantage of our new, larger recycling carts.
I also encourage you to explore the many safety programs offered by our Division of Police and Division of Fire, including the Drug Drop Box for unwanted or expired prescriptions and the innovative SAFE Station program, described on pages 16 and 17.
I also hope that you will use the Opportunity Guide to learn about the many services and programs offered by our partner agencies and community organizations. From healthcare and wellness, to career development, to help for substance abuse and mental health — I encourage you find the resources you need to thrive in Whitehall in the Community Resources section starting on page 20.
While this updated version of the Opportunity Guide includes event information (see the calendar starting on page 32), please note that all events and program information may be later updated given the impact rapidly changing COVID-19 health and safety guidelines are having on our plans. Stay tuned to the City’s website, Whitehall E-Update and our social media pages for more event details.
Finally, new this year, we’ve added a few feature stories, such as information about the Capital Improvement Plan on page 12, to help you learn more about some of the City’s priorities for 2021.
As we get back to normal, your elected officials, City staff members and I look forward to seeing you out at community events (while still being safe of course)!
Kim Maggard, Mayor