Mayors in Houston County talk ‘cooperation’ throughout region

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Leaders from the three cities in Houston County met Thursday morning to talk about the achievements and goals for the future for the entire county. 

If there’s one word the mayors in Warner Robins, Perry, and Centerville wanted you to remember it was ‘cooperation.’

The three men talked about how important it is for the cities to present a unified front and work together for projects around their respective cities to keep costs down. 

"We don’t have the resources to do all of those types of things within the city of Perry and neither do the other two cities, so without the help of the county it would be impossible," Perry Mayor Jimmy Faircloth said. 

"A sense of cooperation and community. We all feel like we’re one community cooperating," Centerville Mayor John Harley said. 

The mayors, along with other leaders throughout the county took part in the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues Breakfast.

They talked about the outstanding achievements each of the cities have accomplished thus far, and also their plans for the future.

Mayor Randy Toms, the newest mayor of the bunch, says the experience is comforting.

"To be around Mayor Faircloth and Mayor Harley and their experience with working together with the community , it really put me at ease here," Toms said. 

"We do act as the model for other areas within the state, that level of cooperation, coordination, and communication of effort is unprecedented," Faircloth said. 

Each mayor agreed the goal is to save taxpayers money so they can keep more of it in their pocket and keep costs down. 

"Unity like that decreases costs. Decreased costs is great for the taxpayers," Harley said. 

"Everyone wins when we all help each other and that’s the bottom line," Faircloth said. 

Each of the mayors mentioned significant things going on the city, from a fix to substandard housing in Perry, and improved ISO rating in Centerville, to plans kicking off for the Independence Day Celebration in Warner Robins. 

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