WILLMAR—During the state of the city address at Tuesday’s Willmar City Council meeting, Mayor Doug Reese touted the recent accomplishments of the city under former Mayor Marv Calvin, the City Council and city staff. He also set his agenda for the upcoming year.
“Tonight’s a night to reflect on our progress and look forward to the future of Willmar,” Reese said. “And, first of all I would like to thank the citizens of Willmar for their overwhelming support in the election. I count it as a great privilege to serve as your mayor. I promise to look at each action, motion, resolution that passes over my desk, determining if the action is good for our city.” . . .
The Mayor’s Housing Task Force completed and presented its findings to the council in October 2022 and a housing study was completed through the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, both supporting the need for single-family housing in the city, Reese noted.
The city has successfully attracted several multi-family housing projects throughout the last several years that are in various stages of construction, he added.
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