Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TOP STORY >> Cypert to run again

Cabot Mayor Bill Cypert wants to be mayor one more time.

He announced Monday his intention to run for a third term in 2018, which he said would also be his final term.

No one else has announced, at this point, that they are running against him.

“It has been an honor and pleasure to serve the residents of this great city for the last seven years. Working as a team with residents, the city council, all of the city commissions, the Cabot Public School District and our partners, not only in the city and Lonoke County, but all of central Arkansas,” Cypert said, announcing his decision Monday.

He cited his record of achievements as one of the reasons for staying in office.

Cabot has a lot to offer, according to Cypert and “we want to tell that worldwide in partnership with the chamber and through a new city website to be implemented early next year.”

“We have made significant progress and put in motion a long-term strategic plan that will address infrastructure, reinvestment in city streets, highways in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Transportation, sidewalks, quality of life and community and economic development, as well as promoting beautification on U.S. Hwy. 67/167, Main Street and downtown. Cabot has a very bright future,” Cypert said.

He continued, “I have brought to the mayor’s office extensive experience as a senior executive in information technology and finance management in the private sector as well as, with my wife, owning several small businesses. Cabot in the last seven years has implemented major community-development projects on time and on-budget.”

In his announcement, Cypert also said that Cabot’s growth during his tenure has been a team effort.

“As a team, we will continue to provide proven leadership and progress you can trust,” the mayor said.

“We are now ready to put in motion a bold and aggressive partnership with the Cabot Chamber of Commerce for community development to provide strong leadership in business retention and new business development that will continue building rooftops and attracting retail to our community as well as jobs in larger business settings. Cabot is a healthy, growing, and prosperous community,” the mayor said.

Cypert and his wife, Betty, have been married for 52 years and have two children, both graduates of Cabot High School.

His grandson now attends the high school.