By Cynthia Germain
Wayne R. Schmidt has confirmed that he is running again for Mayor of the City of Algoma and looks forward to the community’s support. He attributes his success in his last three terms to the city council, the city administrator and staff, and as a recent retiree can devote even more energy to the office. Schmidt believes in the adage “come as a visitor, leave as a friend” and says that he is excited about the many positive opportunities in Algoma and his contributions to its growth.
Schmidt is most proud of the collaboration of the city and the school district to implement the Live Well program which he believes has put Algoma on the map. In addition, the City has seen new residential homes and looks to further developing moderate-income housing in the community as well hotel opportunities for visitors. The Mayor and Council have just completed a comprehensive plan for 2018, and Schmidt expresses an eagerness to assist in the process.