Stories written by Mayor Eric Jones Jr

We Continue To Spring Forward


As many of you are aware, we elected a new commissioner to replace Commissioner Sharon Fyffe. We will all miss her presence and will always be grateful for the commitment and dedication she exemplified during her service to the City. As we turn the page and begin a new chapter, we congratulate Commissioner Brian Johnson […]


The City Commission recognized each Super Pee Wee Football Team player for their win and bringing home the championship trophy. (Pictured from Left to Right): Commissioner Thomas Dorsett, Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson, Commissioner Rita Mack, and Commissioner Sharon Fyffe, and Mr. Cesar Garcia, Parks and Recreation Superintendent.

This time of year some are celeb r a t i n g Christmas on December 25th some are celeb r a t i n g Kwanz a a s t a r t ing December 26th through January 1st, and some are celebrating Hanukkah during an eight-day period from December 16th through the 24th. […]


City Award Scholarship presented to Students at City Commission Meeting. (Pictured from Left to Right): Commissioner Thomas Dorsett, Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson, Mayor Eric H. Jones, Student Recipient Ms. Gisla Bush, Commissioner Rita Mack, Chair of the Education Advisory Committee (EAC) Ms. Lisa Mays, (EAC) Vice Chair Ms. Dominique Dumervil, and (EAC) Committee member, Mr. Ronald Bell.

October is Breast Cancer awareness month and although more and more people are becoming aware of the fact that breast cancer is a significant concern for females across the population, many fail to realize the role lifestyle plays in its prevention and management. Breast cancer accounts for over one third of invasive cancers in women. […]

All for the Greater Good


FROM THE DESK OF MAYOR JONES Well, here we are. Children are back in school, vacations are over, and we are settling in to reality. During the summer months we had another successful year with our park programs, we gave out scholarships, helped many children with our back to school give-away, the installation of bus […]

Working for the Common Good


I hope all have had a wonderful summer up to this point. Keep in mind that school will soon be back in session and we should all use caution in the school zones. As we come to the end of our vacations and prepare to get back to the daily task of sustaining our lifestyle […]

Looking better as a team


    Life is learned as we are instructed by the people are most dear to us and the evolving events that through experience, teach us as they erase our ignorance and replace it with wisdom. Butterflies and Bullfrogs teach us how the process of metamorphosis can make a caterpillar and a tadpole something that […]

Help us help Stay Informed

As you browse through this issue of your Cities newspaper, you will recognize that West Park is a city on the move. Over the years many positive changes have been implemented, programs, and events aimed at strengthening and revitalizing our community. Our major successes are many that have left our city cleaner, safer, and have […]

You win or lose based on what you choose

Every four years, the world’s attention turns to the summer Olympic Games. For a few days, men, and women from around the globe gather to compete against the best. Amazing records are broken, and new ones are set at these games. Just a few decades ago, track-and-field experts proudly declared that no runner could break […]

Legacies Are Born Out Of Cost And Sacrifice

Legacies Are Born Out Of Cost And Sacrifice

In historical terms, a legacy is something handed down from one period of time to another. Legacies are, more or less, what we remember about a person, a people, or a nation. What is done in one period of time may, in the future, be regarded as important enough to be thought of as a […]

A New Year With New Opportunities

2012 demonstrated through its challenges and opportunities that we live and work in a truly warm and caring community. It is hard to believe another year is just beginning. I am excited for our new year. The economy is slowly beginning to thaw; projects are beginning, and more will follow. Our Commission is committed to […]

Christmas Only Matters When Others Matter

A s Christmas and the New Year approach, it is a good time to reflect on the past year. For many in our city, it has been a challenging year particularly for those affected by the loss of employment and the economic recession. The heartening aspect of these events is the capacity that the people […]

Thanks for Everything


Let me begin by saying that we are a small city but one with a very large heart. A heart and fervor that has been carried on through the athletic efforts of our young football players from the inception of our football program. The game of football is one we play with lots of passion, […]

No more fun and games… get serious and vote!


This summer sure passed quickly . Despite the hot and humid days, all enjoyed some wonderful sunshine, relaxing days at the beach, and lush green lawns. None of us welcomed the arrival of “Isaac”, the late August storm which threatened our coast. First and foremost, we should all be thankful that no major damage was […]

Summer’s over – It’s back to school and back to work!


I hope everyone had a great summer and I’d like to extend best wishes for an enjoyable Labor Day Weekend. The summer seems to have gone by so fast. If you have children in your home, then you know that summer vacation has come to an end as school begins. Perhaps not everyone is excited […]