On the City of Ocean City website, Mayor Jay Gillian posted his weekly letter to citizens on Friday. It asks the public to become "ambassadors" for the city by spreading the word that Ocean City is ready for summer visitors.
April 5, 2013
How great was this past weekend? It was wonderful to see the crowds on the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue and all of the families at our Easter weekend events. For anyone who has not yet visited Ocean City, we’re ready for your stay, come see for yourself.
The Tourism Development Commission recently launched a new advertising campaign for Ocean City that touts, “We Are Ready.” And my administration continues to “get ready” for our visitors with improvements and preparations island-wide.
Beginning Monday, trucks will be delivering sand to the south end of the island, while the pumping continues at the north end. We continue to work on infrastructure and improve our roadways and drainage. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience with traffic detours and restricted beach access as we complete these projects and assure the safety of our residents and visitors.
I expect we will see visitors this year who may have typically vacationed in some of the beaches to our north. My heart goes out to the residents in those communities and mayors who are still dealing with storm damage, but I recognize that we have a great opportunity to show off Ocean City to potential new guests.
That is why I would like to take this time to ask each of you to show “we are ready” for our visitors by becoming an ambassador for Ocean City. We all feel a strong connection to Ocean City and sharing that connection and our love of Ocean City with those who come to visit will only enhance our visitor’s experience.
I would like to thank everyone for all of the hard work in preparation for the start of the summer season. I look forward to working cooperatively as a community of ambassadors for America’s Greatest Family Resort.
Jay A. Gillian