To the Citizens of Kennedale,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is George Campbell. I have recently been afforded the opportunity to provide service, in an interim capacity, as the City Manager of Kennedale following the resignation of long-time City Manager Bob Hart.
As a manager in local government for many years, I was attracted to Kennedale because of your community’s very evident commitment to
What I have found is a city that is poised for progress and grounded in community.
Let me first congratulate you on the strong financial foundation of the City as evidenced by two recent and significant occurrences.
Certified Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
An audit by Pattillo, Brown and Hill provided the City of Kennedale with an unmodified opinion – the highest opinion that can be rendered. This comprehensive audit process reviews financial statements for
Bond Rating Upgrade
S&P (Standard & Poor’s) Global Ratings raised the city’s long-term bond rating from A+ to AA-. This upgrade reflects the City’s improved financial performance and flexibility. Several factors were considered including quality of management, standard financial policies, the capital improvement plan and strong budgetary flexibility and liquidity.
Clearly, two different assessments by highly professional and independent
While we have much to celebrate, there is also work to do. The recent increase in water and wastewater rates and the reasons they were adopted generated many excellent and legitimate questions. For that reason, I have
My short tenure here has confirmed that Kennedale is a very involved and connected community. It is clear Kennedale residents stay informed and engaged. As a City, we need to do our part
Thank you for letting me share with
Interim City Manager