What great news that the Smithsonian Magazine has chosen Marietta as one of its 20 best small towns. In fact Marietta is No. 6. We at Armory Square Inc. are working with Marietta City Council, WASCO, Washington County Veterans Service, Peoples Colony Theater, Mainstreet Marietta and the CVB, and are well on our way to beginning Phase 3 of the armory renovation and the occupancy of the ground level. Armory Square Inc. has raised the $63,099 match for the ODOT scenic byways grant of 252,000 for a total of $316,000 and $24,000 available toward the city council chambers which brings us to around $340,000. We are ready to move forward in order to provide public services and a welcome center right in the heart of historic downtown Marietta.