A new school year began this week filled with many "firsts" for a lot of students -- the first time in a new building, the first time switching classrooms and the first time to try new courses, just to name a few.
It's also the first year in Dublin for new Superintendent Todd Hoadley.
In Dublin, it takes a community to make great things happen. Through collaborations, we are able to achieve so much more than we can as individuals.
This is evident through partnerships that the city of Dublin maintains with Washington Township, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Dublin Arts Council and of course, Dublin City Schools along with many other organizations and businesses.
The schools take an active role in our community from supporting our Christmas tree-lighting ceremony to joining us to launch initiatives such as Healthy Dublin.
Their most pivotal role is educating the leaders of tomorrow and the workforce upon which we will rely for our economic stability.
We're proud of our excellent school system that enhances the quality of life for our residents and attracts so many more, and we're happy to partner with them to offer a wide variety of city services, including school resource officers to keep our students safe.
We look forward to a continued partnership. Please join me in welcoming Superintendent Hoadley to our community.
Marsha Grigsby is the Dublin City Manager. For information about the city of Dublin, visit www.DublinOhioUsa.gov.