Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese named as this week’s Hometown Hero

Heroes are all around us every day, like teachers who make learning fun for students and firefighters and police officers who risk their lives for our safety. Even a helpful neighbor who helps out in a pinch is a hero.

This fall, News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and Martin’s Super Markets are teaming up to honor our Hometown Heroes.

Starting now, we want you to nominate a Michiana resident who you know and consider to be a hero. Submit a photo (if you can) and explain why this person is such a hero in your life.

As we collect submissions, 95.3 MNC’s Mark McGill will choose one Hometown Hero a week and feature their story on Michiana’s Morning News. The chosen heroes will also be featured throughout the week on 95.3 MNC.

We’ll choose one winner a week for seven weeks. All Hometown Heroes will be invited to a breakfast awards ceremony from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at Martin’s Super Market at S.R. 23 and Ironwood Drive. Each Hometown Hero will be able to bring up to four guests.

The Hometown Hero for the week of September 26 is Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese:

Listener Gerald has written us, saying: 

“Mayor Neese has taken the approach to go out of his office and help others. He does not sit and let things happen, he goes out and makes things happen. He took help to the residents of Tent City, he goes out to citizens and see what they see needs to be fixed, he takes a proactive approach to expanding our city, and he takes no prisoners. He made a promise to make the government work for the people, and so far he has made that happen.”


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1 comment

Gene Smith September 27, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Mayor Neese seems to be being recognized for doing the things an elected official is supposed to be doing (admittedly a rare commodity nowadays). A mayor or other elected official is supposed to take all the steps necessary to investigate and officiate situations brought to his attention; not merely relying on his sub-ordinates to provide all the answers.

Mayor Neese being recognized a “hero” for doing his job is akin to President Obama receiving his “Nobel Peace Prize” for being elected.


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