I am Michael Soch, the Mayor of Beertown – a small town with a big heart. The best part of living in a small town (besides besides getting to walk in parades) is the opportunity to know your neighbors, make great friends, and work towards enriching each other’s lives. Through my “Meet the Mayor” program, I seek to strengthen the connection between our residents and the civil servants who work for our community.
“Meet the Mayor” sessions are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at City Hall at 7:30 P.M. This is an opportunity for us to get together to discuss your interests, concerns, and thoughts regarding our community. And as always, we will have pie and coffee served by the fine women of the Beertown L.E.G.S.
Not only will I continue to hold those sessions, but I am implementing a new Friday morning program of “Meet the Mayor” where I will go to your street with my lieutenant and an officer from our department to talk over coffee any and all issues that concern or interest you. We will meet you on the corner of your street or in the comfort of your home. Hopefully the result will be that you get to know your men and women that serve you and strengthen the trust that you have in our department.
Please join us.
Your friend and mayor,
P.S.–Call me, any time, if you need to talk before any meeting. My home telephone number is 347-762-4002. Or, e-mail me at email@example.com.
Meet the Mayor’s Office: Beertown City Management
Michael Soch, Mayor. Mayor Soch is a Beertown native, now serving his second term. He also runs the Soch Shop coffee house Downtown. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to the thoughts and stories of his fellow Beertonians, and spending time with his daughter, MJ.
Marcie Walker, City Clerk. Ms. Walker is a native of Praline who is happy to have found a home in Beertown. She holds a Master’s from Northwestern University.
William O’Grady, City Attorney. Dr. O’Grady has served as Beertown’s City Attorney for 15 years. He holds a Master’s of Jurisprudence from UC Davis.
Edwin McFarlan, City Manager. Dr. McFarlan has been Beertown’s city manager for 20 years. He oversees Beertown’s General Services, Public Works, Fire, Police, Library Services, and Recreation & Senior Services departments. He enjoys fishing in Beertown’s beautiful natural lakes in his free time.
Amanda Marinez, Assistant City Manager. Ms. Martinez is happy to be serving her community after returning from her master’s studies at State. She supervises the city’s Planning, Building, Administrative Services and Human Resources departments.
Highlighted Accomplishments from Mayor Soch’s First Term
- Green Initiative: The Mayor’s office has gone virtually paperless, utilizing Google Docs and Forms as well as the Cloud for inter-office communication.
- “Meet the Mayor” Events
- To open access to all citizens of Beertown to have accessibility and transparency of government
- The Spirit of Cooperation: Under Mayor Soch’s guidance, Beertown passed a unanimous ’11-’12 budget, for the first time in 7 years.