Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On The Summer's Biggest Weekend

Aug 22, 2019

More people will be in Crawfordsville this weekend than any other of the year -- so what message to send them?
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This coming weekend is the biggest of the year in terms of visitors to Crawfordsville. With the annual Taste of Montgomery County overlapping with a big, nationally-televised motocross race, many more eyes than usual will be on the city.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we attempt to suss out what kind of opportunity that presents. Can it help Mayor Todd Barton lure more young professionals to live in the city, or does he have to be happy with just the once-a-year influx of cash into the local economy?

Also on this week’s show, as the city prepares for the 100th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote, a listener wants to know if Mayor Barton is making gender equity on city boards and commissions a priority.