Larry Mulligan Jr., Mayor
As Middletown's first directly elected Mayor under the new city charter, it is
my pleasure to welcome you to the City of Middletown!
You will find that Middletown is a great community with a rich history and a
bright future. From the early days of the Miami-Erie Canal, to the hey-day
of the railroad era, and into the age of the information super-highway,
Middletown has experienced growth and opportunity. Much of Middletown's history
centers around manufacturing including steel and paper. Today, Middletown
is fortunate to be the home of the new Atrium Medical Center, expanding the
frontier of healthcare and technology.
In December 2007 the Atrium Medical Center at the Premier Health Campus opened
with much fanfare. This is the foundation for a healthcare and education
development at State Route 122 and Interstate 75. The development and
growth opportunities will continue for many years. Atrium's predecessor,
Middletown Regional Hospital, served the community for 90 years; I look forward
to the continued development at the new campus.
The City of Middletown is also well positioned between Cincinnati and Dayton.
Both are within a half-hour drive. At I-75 and with access to two international
airports, plus our own general aviation airport, Middletown Regional Airport,
Middletonians have many transportation options. Another part of our future
includes additional commercial development on the east side of Middletown. A
"Smart Office" (LEED Certified) complex is now under construction; developed in
conjunction with Al Neyer, Inc., this facility will provide Class-A commercial
office space to meet the increasing needs of the surrounding area.
Middletown is home to over 51,600 people and offers many amenities to enhance
the quality of life for residents and visitors. A thriving park system
supports a wide variety of activities for folks of all ages. From walking and
bike paths and a skate board complex, to splash pads and an Olympic size pool,
to tennis and basketball courts and many ball fields, the city's parks provide
benefits to all. Middletown is also home to many different neighborhoods and a
wide range of homes at great values.
Middletown is home to a number of arts groups, including the Middletown Arts
Center, Middletown Symphony, the Sorg Opera Company, Middletown Lyric Theater
and the Art Central District. There are a number of festivals and entertainment
venues for residents. These include the new Broad Street Bash, a summer
time food & music festival; Middfest International, a regional event honoring
international countries & cultures; as well as regular events hosted by the many
different organizations in the city.
If you are considering Middletown as a place to live, work or visit, I invite
you to contact me or the City staff for more information on the great things
happening in our community. For those residents of Middletown, please remember I
am at your service to help you enjoy the many benefits here in our city.
Lawrence Mulligan, Jr.