by AnnGardner Eubnank
KILMARNOCK—Mayor Mae Umphlett on Monday, February 28, delivered a “state of the town” address, noting progress over the past year.
She highlighted Kilmarnock’s bounce back and growth following a lull associated with the pandemic.
Music on the Half Shell Stage saw a 37% increase in attendance from 2019, said Umphlett. Season passes for the concert series will be offered again this year, she said.
Umphlett also shared some figures regarding business growth. “I’m excited to share that 17 additional businesses opened in 2021. These were brick and mortar sites, remote work sites, or out of town contractors coming here for work,” she said.
Kilmarnock is home to over 325 businesses and the town is the commercial hub of the lower Northern Neck, she said.
Additionally, Mayor Umphlett highlighted several increases in revenue, including a 17% increase in sales tax receipts….
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