The city of Warner Robins kicks off 75th Diamond Anniversary
WARNER ROBINS, Ga -- The city of Warner Robins is celebrating 75 years as an official city in the state of Georgia on Sunday. Founded in 1942, the city is now observing their diamond anniversary.
April Bragg the CEO of the Warner Robins Regional Chamber and the Mayor of Warner Robins, Randy Toms, said there's a lot to celebrate.
April Bragg said Sunday's ribbon cutting ceremony at the Warner Robins Welcome Center is just the start of a year of celebration.
"The convention and visitors bureau is planning activities throughout the year to highlight this historic time for our city and today is just the beginning," Bragg said.
Bragg said commemorating their 75th Anniversary is a reminder for the city of Warner Robins.
"It's a great opportunity to bring folks out and really remind people why our city is so great," Bragg said.
Mayor Randy Toms said this year is going to be a big year for growth in Warner Robins.
"Absolutely we got a lot of projects on the table, ready to move," Mayor Toms said. "A lot of parks and recreation projects, a lot of economic development projects, we're finally going to see some development in our downtown area."
The Warner Robins Air Force Base employs more than 21,400 men and women that number is looking to grow.
"A lot of new people coming obviously because Robins Air Force base is going to hire three to 400 now, they were already looking to hire 200 so we could see seven to 800 new people here at Robins Air Force Base in the next few years," Mayor Toms said.