Mayor Eveleth walked with former Owosso Mayor, State Representative Ben Frederick in the Lennon Lions Homecoming Parade on Saturday, July 15th/Owosso Now photo
Owosso Mayor Chris Eveleth got the chance to talk up Curwood Country on Monday morning. Eveleth appeared on NPR affiliate and Michigan State University-owned 90.5 WKAR-FM's Monday Morning with the Mayor feature.
Eveleth talked with host Brooke Allen about growing up in Owosso and adjusting to hearing people say "Hey, Mr. Mayor!" as he walks down Owosso streets.
Eveleth talked about the challenge of rebuilding the city's infrastructure, a $40 million investment in streets alone. He said the city has about $10 million available currently to do the work right now.
Eveleth told Allen that Owosso has been managed well financially over the recent decades. The city has a balanced budget, he said, and that is a plus for the city of roughly 15,000.
Owosso-based internet content filtration software developer, Covenant Eyes, got a shout out from the mayor as he discussed major industry in the city. Both Owosso Public Schools and the Owosso Farmers Market, which he said is run by one of his best friends, Tracey Peltier, got some love.
No discussion of Owosso would be complete without mention of Curwood Castle. Eveleth told Allen about James Oliver Curwood and the rich heritage of the castle. He also talked about Steam Railroading Institute, home of the Pere Marquette 1225 -- more commonly referred to as the Polar Express.
Listen to the entire interview, which clocks in at just under 10 minutes, here.