Mayor Richard Tuten talks about an unexpected military proclamation.

About This Project

Several years ago, City staff members embarked on a project to document Montgomery’s history since the completion of the book History of Montgomery 1795-1995. This book was created, funded and published by the Montgomery Historical Society and the Montgomery Bicentennial Commission as a part of the 1995 Bicentennial celebration.

As a part of this history project, former Montgomery mayors gathered for a video-recorded roundtable discussion to capture their unique perspectives and recollections serving as a Montgomery mayor. Those former mayors who participated in the discussion included Ivan Silverman, Richard Tuten, Gary Blomberg, Gerri Harbison, Ken Suer and Todd Steinbrink. This was certainly not an easy task, but all of the former mayors rose to the challenge and pondered some key questions of their tenures in office.

Do you have memories or stories about living in Montgomery that you would like to share with the history project? You can share your story using the podcast feedback form. We are primarily seeking stories from 1995 to today but we will accept any story about living in Montgomery that you wish to share.