This week was packed full of information regarding the COVID-19 restrictions and procedures. I am happy to announce Madera County has obtained approval from the state to move into "Stage 2.5." I understand the community’s feelings of wanting to open quickly as we relay this information to county and state officials. Rest assured, I would like to see our city open and productive once again. As I get continued updates, the city staff will let you all know as soon as they receive them. We all need to continue to take proactive precautions. In the meantime, please keep your neighborly spirits helping one another, as you all have done. Your acts of kindness make me proud to be your Mayor.
In other exciting news this week, Madera County Board of Supervisors made an announcement; they extended an offer to Jay Varney, Sherriff of Madera County, for the position of Madera County’s Chief Administrative Officer. Before Varney was elected as sheriff, he was Chowchilla’s Police Chief and served two years as the city manager. We wish him all the best at his new position; we know he will serve the county well as he has always done.
Lastly, I’d like to acknowledge Wilson School’s Broadcast team, who produced a commercial for a local restaurant in Chowchilla, and is up for the "Best Commercial in the Valley" award through the Slick Rock Student Film Festival. The show airs May 24th, at 6:30 PM on ABC30, and will be streamed live on ABC30.com. Good luck to the Wilson Broadcasting Team!