Mother Nature certainly manifested herself this winter! Despite the challenges presented by the record snowfall, endless school and facility closures and freezing temperatures, Richland still anticipates exciting opportunities and progress on significant milestones in 2017. The City of Richland continues to grow not only in population, but in diversity of business, culture and needs. It is our responsibility to manage this growth strategically and thoughtfully. We have stability, we have sustained economic growth, sound public safety, but most importantly, a united commitment to maintain an excellent quality of life.