Memorial Day Parade Route – The parade starts at 3rd and Main and heads north to Mishawaka Ave, turns west along Mishawaka Ave passing the review stand at Mishawaka Ave. The parade route ends at Mishawaka Ave and forest where a commemorative ceremony will be held. The route is designed to pass through key landmarks, allowing maximum participation and viewing for all community members.  Because of the parade there will be road closures along the route.
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Mayor Dave Wood’s 2024 State of the City address a powerful message of continuity and progress

Mayor Dave Wood’s 2024 State of the City address resonated with a powerful message of continuity and progress. Under his leadership and in partnership with the Common Council and the Clerk, Mishawaka stands as a beacon of strength, safety, financial stability, and growth.

With the theme “Honoring our past, leading our present, shaping our future,” Mayor Wood aptly captured the essence of Mishawaka’s journey. By acknowledging the city’s rich history, embracing present challenges and opportunities, and laying the groundwork for a prosperous future, he set a clear vision for collective action and advancement.

The mayor’s focus on public safety is commendable, with crime rates declining by 6.5% in 2023 and showing a consistent downward trend over the years. This achievement reflects the dedication of law enforcement personnel and the unwavering support of the community in crime prevention efforts.

Looking ahead, Mayor Wood outlined ambitious plans for the city, including the establishment of a new fire station, the revitalization of city parks, and the development of new housing. These initiatives demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for residents and fostering economic growth.

As Mayor Wood emphasized, Mishawaka’s strength lies in its ability to create an environment where families can thrive, and businesses can flourish. Through strategic investments in infrastructure and community amenities, the city is poised to remain a desirable destination for generations to come.

In essence, Mayor Dave Wood’s address reflected a city on the rise, driven by resilience, innovation, and a shared vision for a brighter future. As Mishawaka continues to evolve, under Mayor Wood’s administration, the Common Council and the Clerk’s leadership promises to steer the city towards even greater heights of prosperity and opportunity.