Mayor Wes Sharpe of Lewistown, Mo 63452

Wes Sharpe Sworn In as Lewistown’s New Mayor

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LEWISTOWN – On Monday, April 6th, at 7 pm outgoing Mayor Steve McKenzie swore in the new Mayor, Wes Sharpe at Lewistown City Hall.

Steve McKenzie conducted his final city council meeting as Mayor of Lewistown, Missouri on Monday evening, concluding his 18-year tenure as Mayor to this central Lewis County community.

Some of McKenzie’s accomplishments over the years include fixing and maintaining the streets of Lewistown, overseeing a new no-discharge sewer system, demolition projects to clean up the town, and a drainage project. Other accomplishments include installing new playground equipment and a commitment to maintaining the Park’s beauty, which is a visible trademark of Lewistown.

Lewistown Missouri City Council Members
Picture taken prior to swearing in the new Mayor.
Back Row L-R. Shelly Geisendorfer (Collector) Lori Washburn (Secretary) Shirley Hetzler (Clerk)
Front Row L-R, Wes Sharpe (North Ward Alderman) Bill Geisendorfer (South Ward Alderman) Steve McKenzie (Mayor) Jack Huebotter (North Ward Alderman) Aaron Lay (South Ward Alderman

In his final words before handing the gavel to incoming Mayor Sharpe, he said, “It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve this community and work alongside our aldermen. It’s not an easy task, and it requires commitment and sacrifice, but it all comes from a love of community and the people who live here. I just want to keep Lewistown beautiful, a place that people want to live in.”

As Mayor Wes Sharpe immediately goes to work on his agenda, this is what he said he would like to work on. “I would like to ramp up our efforts on property cleanup and houses that need to be demolished. I also want to see a sidewalk project that would lead to Dollar General. I’m seeing too many kids and elderly with no means of transportation walking along Hwy 6 to get supplies.”  

Mayor Wes Sharpe Lewistown Missouri 63452
Mayor Wes Sharpe – April 6th, 2024

“Also, I would like to have a community involvement project to redo the basketball and tennis court at the ball diamond.  When I say community involvement it doesn’t just mean monetary donations but also actual participation in the work! It does a lot for a community to come together and do something for our future generations. 

I have a vision for a small sports park located at the ball diamond, like permanent cornhole boards, frisbee golf, a walking path or whatever the community thinks we need. Our original park is kind of iconic the way it is, we receive 100’s of compliments all the time! It just makes sense to  leave our original park the way it is and expand our ball diamond with activities for the young and young at heart. I have a lot of other ideas that I would like to see, but these issues above are the areas I would like to start seeing progress in.”

Thankyou for taking the time to read this article. We want to thank Steve Mckenzie for all his years of service & accomplishments he has provided to the community of Lewistown, Mo.

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