Quincy Mayor Kyle A. Moore presented his annual State of the City Address at the noon meeting of the Quincy Exchange Club. The Mayor began by thanking all of the City employees for their hard work.  He mentioned the new Brand or "Right on Q" that will help market the city.  He also mentioned "Quincy Promise", an initiative to encourage young people to go into workforce training programs which will lead to in-demand careers in this area.

The Mayor also reviewed the City's work in the disaster of the devastating windstorm on July 13 of last year.  He applauded the work the Adams County EMS officials, Ameren- Illinois, The Quincy Park District and the Trees for Tomorrow organization in the recovery effort of those who have helped the replanting of trees.

Mayor Moore also commented on The District and their partnership with the in an effort to increase the quality of life downtown.

The issue of violent crime in the city was also addressed by Mayor Moore with the mayor saying the City needs the help of families, churches, social service agencies and law enforcement to reduce the amount of crime in the city. According to the Mayor, drugs are playing a huge role in  the increase in crime and as a result he and Police Chief Rob Copley are working on an anti-drug program for young people in our area.

Infra-structure issues in the city were also addressed during his speech. The Mayor also discussed the high cost of health insurance and worker's compensation insurance for city employees.  Also addressed by the Mayor were the new county jail and Adams County Ambulance housing locations as well as the new school buildings in the future.

The entire speech by Mayor Kyle A. Moore is available by clicking below.