President Kennedy once said that “for those to whom much is given, much is required.” Massillon has given my family a place to live, worship, work, and learn. It has been an honor to serve our friends and neighbors during my appointment to the Planning Commission and subsequent two terms on City Council. It has been a privilege to strive to do what was required.
No matter what your politics, you must believe — as I do — in the limitless strength and potential of our city. After all, to paraphrase another president at a time of change, there is nothing wrong with Massillon that cannot be cured with what is right in Massillon.
Thank you for your trust and support these last four years. And, best wishes to everyone who will be sworn into office in 2012.
David J. Hersher, Massillon