Corning Mayor announces run for 2nd term
CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Corning's Mayor, Bill Boland, announced on Tuesday he is officially throwing his hat in the ring for the next election cycle. He's currently serving in his first term as Mayor.
Boland tells WENY News he is proud of the work that's been accomplished, but there is more work that needs to be done.
"Well, I think that we've made a great start in the year and three months that I've been in office. We've finished work and adopted a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the city. For the first time since 1994, we've revised our zoning, and we continue to implement the city's housing strategy. So I think it's a great start and I'm looking forward to completing that work," Boland tells WENY News.
A little background -- Boland was first elected to the City Council in 2011 from the 4th Ward. He served four years as Deputy Mayor, appointed by then-Mayor Rich Negri. Boland then was elected to serve as Mayor beginning in January 2018.
If elected for another two year term, Boland says there are some interesting opportunities for the city.
"One of the really exciting things we're doing is we're going to consider an events center...usually called a convention center, but I'd rephrase it to be an event center. We're going to take a look and see if that's feasible for us so that would be a great shot in the arm if we were able to accomplish that," Boland says.
At this time, there are no other candidates in the running, but WENY News will keep you posted as election day draws closer. The Primary Election date is June 25th and the General Election is November 5th.