Raymond Steele, who served as Mayor of Eutaw, from 2000-2012, is currently seeking reelection in that position. Steele stated that some of the greatest accomplishments included securing the resources to construct Head Start facility on Hwy 43; leveraging millions of grant dollars in the areas of housing, water tank and well house improvement; sidewalk construction; bridge replacement; securing the National Guard facility; and new fire truck and fire station expansion.
“ I am proud of the Rosie Carpenter Haven, a 33 housing unit in the city as well as five additional homes on Harris Avenue, secured through United Way,” he stated. Steele also cited the creation of the Eutaw City Park, which benefits the city and county. The park is used by individuals and groups for family occasions and community events. He listed these as only some of his accomplishments. Steele also noted that he secured over $11 million in project funding while serving as mayor.
Steele credits his 20 years in the military with providing him leadership training and experience. He managed soldiers and civilians as a Supply /Logistic Manager. After retiring from the military, Steele became involved in many endeavors in an effort to improve the city of Eutaw. He joined the Eutaw Chamber of Commerce and the Greene County Industrial Board. He was involved with several project such as renovating the old courthouse square.
Steele is a successful businessman who has owned and operated Fashion Cleaners for over 21 years. “I thank God for allowing me to be a successful businessman. If elected, I want to continue and expand projects in the areas of housing, commercial development parks, recreation, and city infrastructure.”