Mayor Ted Yates

Fall is here and we are preparing for the holiday season.  I encourage you to take some time and enjoy family and friends.  Thanksgiving is far more than a special day on the calendar. Be thankful for all your blessings and try to live a life of thanksgiving each day.   We are all called to help those in need, so over the next few weeks commit to spending a few hours helping those who are less fortunate.

A majority of our Twinsburg residents have stable homes, jobs and family life.  But, there are those who struggle each week to provide food and a home for their family.  In and around Twinsburg we have numerous organizations making a difference in the lives of our residents and the lives of residents from surrounding communities.  I would like to share some of the work they are performing in hopes that it inspires you to get involved.

The Emergency Assistance Center in Northfield.  This food pantry serves 12 surrounding communities, providing food, clothing, personal hygiene items, and seasonal support to hundreds of struggling families.  They partner with the Twinsburg Schools in the Paws on Hunger program which provides a backpack of healthy, filling, and safe-to-prepare meals and snacks to help feed students throughout their weekends at home.  Last year this program assisted 151 students each week. 

Our Community Hunger Center in Twinsburg.  A local food pantry that provides a 7-day supply of meat, poultry, vegetables, fruit and bread to its clients.  The Community Hunger Center has numerous food drives throughout the year and is always looking for donations.

Whether you choose one of the above organizations to support or some other charitable ministry, just make a commitment to serve and help change the lives of the people around us.  In the end, your life will be changed also. 

Lastly, I am approaching the end of my first year in office.  I just want to thank the residents for all their support and dedication to this community.  2016 has had its challenges, but I truly enjoy my role as your Mayor.  I am looking forward to the next challenges and achievements this job has in store for me. 

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving Day!


Mayor Ted Yates