Meridian's Mayor on Economic Development & Senior Citizen Efforts

Meridian Mayor Percy Bland is expressing optimism about economic and social efforts that are being made within the city. Mayor Bland says the announcement about a fourth Waffle House that is set to open is not only good news for North Meridian, where it will be located, but for the entire Queen City.

"People are looking at Meridian," says Bland. "People want to do business in Meridian, and our administration is here to help people do business in Meridian."

Plus, later this fall two new hotels, including one which is a Marriott project, are expected to open.

Along with economic development, Mayor Bland says city officials are also looking for ways to better serve senior citizens within this community.

"They're very important with what happens in this community," says Mayor Bland. "A lot of things that happen within some of our programs are being led by volunteers, who are retired, who are seniors, and they have a big voice in this community."

That's why he says the city will host a "Senior Prom" for senior citizens next month.

"I want to tell all of the seniors out there that we love you, and that we're doing everything that we can to have more activities for them, and also to continue to make this community safer for everyone, but especially for them."

The "Senior Prom" for senior citizens in Meridian will be held November 15th. The exact time, and location for that will be announced at a later date.