|Mead E.Oker designed the |
official city shirt.
After a steady decline in the city's population in 2010-11-12, the mayor credits his "Save The City" campaign for bringing a halt to the exodus. His idea of putting up billboards around town that read in bold letters, "BRIDGEPORT, JUST YOUR AVERAGE CITY" was just the beginning. Late night television spots were next, showing average looking people doing average normal things.
"It took the fear out of living here." the mayor told a bus load of tourists, who were stranded in town while their bus was repaired.
The mayor also gave credit to his karaoke coach, Mead E. Oker, 19, for designing a uniform work shirt for city hourly employees. The slogan on the shirt beat out "My Life Is Boring", which was suggested by the Bridgeport City Fun League.
In a short speech accepting the Average Ranking Award and while eating a vanilla ice cream cone the mayor had this to say, "Today we have stepped into the spotlight, proving that being average is nothing to be ashamed of. On any average day, there are more average people doing average things than on average, you would care to know about. Being ranked #5 puts us right in the middle of average, any more would be above average any less, below. Fellow citizens like I've always said, strive to be average and you will be!"
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