Monday, September 28, 2015

Mayor Jones Thanks City Workers and Richmond Region


Mayor Dwight C. Jones thanked workers and the community following the conclusion of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. The nine-day event is estimated to have exceeded anticipated attendance with approximately 645,000 onsite spectators over the entirety of the event, including the Opening Ceremony.

“The Worlds in Richmond were a huge success thanks to the hard work of a great many people, including the city’s Department of Public Works, the Richmond Police Department and surrounding law enforcement and emergency management officials, fire crews, volunteers, the corporate community and the event management personnel,” said Mayor Jones. “My thanks and congratulations go out to everyone that helped Richmond show so well over the course of this event, and particularly to the people of the region whose excitement and enthusiasm has really shown off the best of Richmond.”

“We’ve delivered a spectacular World Championships and I’m extremely proud of the way the region pulled together in welcoming the world to our doorstep and showcasing our community globally,” stated Mayor Jones. “Hundreds of thousands of spectators have enjoyed our city over this time and millions have viewed Richmond from around the World in over 150 countries. I couldn’t be more proud of our city at this time. I hope we can harness this momentum in a way that continues to move the region forward.”