Mayor Jean Stothert sets high standards
June 11th, 2013
Stothert, who defeated Jim Suttle, was joined by family, friends and supporters to celebrate the beginning of her four-year term.
â€œThank you all for believing in me,â€ Stothert said. â€œI am grateful and I will work every day to earn your continued trust and your confidence.â€
Stothert expressed optimism about Omahaâ€™s future and stressed a â€œfor the people, by the peopleâ€ agenda. She vowed to stick to her principles by being transparent, listening to the people she represents, respecting differences in opinions and having high standards.
â€œThe people of Omaha have a spirit of progress and we will rely on each other and we will work together to make positive changes,â€ she said.Â â€œThis attitude will endure and our city will improve because of it.â€
She was met with a round of applause when she acknowledged sentiments on her historical achievement.
â€œI am honored beyond words to serve as the first woman mayor of Omaha and I am determined to serve in a way that can provide any individual regardless of their race, gender, their color or their creed the confidence to pursue their goals,â€ Stothert said.
Governor Dave Heineman emphasized how important Omaha and the metro area are to the state and encouraged Stothert to make a difference for the citizens of Omaha.
â€œWe need and we expect the Omaha metropolitan area to be a leader for economic growth,â€ he said. â€œYou have in the past, and I am confident that you will do even better in the future.â€
Gov. Heineman said he wants to strengthen and enhance the partnership between Omaha and Nebraska in the areas of job growth, crime reduction and education.
â€œWe want to work with you to find common ground and common sense solutions that are mutually beneficial to both of us,â€ Heineman said.
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