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Mayor points to progress in State of the City speech

The City of Lebanon is celebrating progress while addressing some big challenges, Mayor Jared Carr said in his annual State of the City remarks. Mayor Carr presented the program at Thursday’s Lebanon Rotary Club meeting. “Since I took office in 2017, the city’s path has been one of growth, resilience and community,” Carr said. “We work every day to make Lebanon an even better place to live, work and play. I am optimistic about our future and confident that, together, we will continue to rise to new heights.” Carr said the city’s citizen and business satisfaction surveys which started in 2018, show a 12 ercent improvement in less than five years. The number places it in the top 25 percent of U.S. cities, beating the national satisfaction average by 18 percent, Carr said. For more on this story, see Saturday's LCR.