A Message from Mayor Stimpson - January 12
Jan 12th, 2021
It is 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, and I am writing to give you an update from the City of Mobile.
Today, the Mobile County Health Department reports 29,145 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 220 cases. To review the most recent detailed report, click here.
Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that the Alabama Department of Public Health would begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations for people 75 years or older as well as first responders by appointment only beginning Monday, January 18. To schedule an appointment for the free COVID-19 vaccination, individuals may call the ADPH toll-free phone number at 1 (855) 566-5333.
The City of Mobile is currently in the process of standing up a site for public vaccinations at the Mobile Civic Center as part of an ongoing partnership with USA Health. We plan to release more information about how this public vaccination site will be operated later this week.
Last week, city and county officials welcomed administrators from the Savannah College of Art Design’s SCADPro studio to get a firsthand look at the Africatown community. Their visit was the first step in a partnership with the City of Mobile and Visit Mobile that will help develop a world-class cultural experience around the history of the Last Slave Ship Clotilda and the history of Africatown.
As we continue to work with various community groups to share this community’s unique story, this partnership will help optimize the experience for visitors and locals alike. Among other things, SCADPro will be producing a film about the history of Clotilda as well as signage for future tourism attractions.
We are excited to have their creative talents and Visit Mobile’s experience in tourism and marketing to assist the descendants and the Africatown community in sharing their story with the world. I believe the story of the Clotilda and Africatown can bring in tourists from all over the world, and these projects will help us ensure those tourists will be immersed in a world-class experience right here in our great city.
In Leadership Promises for Every Day, author J. Maxwell talks about the importance of Vision, saying it is everything for a leader. “It paints the targets, sparks and fuels the fire within, and draws them forward. Its most valuable benefit is that it acts like a magnet – attracting, challenging, and uniting people. The greater the vision, the more winners it has the potential to attract. The more challenging the vision, the harder the participants will fight to achieve it.”
For the past seven years, our vision has always been One Mobile — a safer more business and family friendly city. In our individual projects and departments, we set goals every day, but the overarching vision remains the same: A city that’s safer, better for businesses and better for all of our citizens.