When Larry Myers was mayor of Greenwood in the 1970s, about 20,000 people lived in the Johnson County city. Today, Larry’s son, Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers, leads a city of more than 64,000. But he says some of the most important duties haven’t changed: Fill potholes, pick up the trash and plow the snow (without blocking anyone’s driveways).
Still, Greenwood has definitely changed. And during Mark Myers’ three terms, downtown has been revitalized, parks and trails have been greatly expanded and the new Greenwood Fieldhouse—the first piece of a larger development called The Madison—has opened.
Host Mason King talks with Myers about how Greenwood is changing, but also about his life, which has included working for his parents’ ambulance business, as a police detective, a missionary and in security for a foreign embassy.
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