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My name is Larry Otos, and I am proud to be a candidate for the next Mayor of Mount Vernon. For the past 26 years I have had the great fortune of building a career and family in our community. My wife Lisa, a Mount Vernon High graduate, and I are currently raising two teenage sons. Our boys have been educated in both private and public Mount Vernon schools, and have made so many wonderful friends and memories throughout their lives. The network of community involved in the lives of my family and I has given so much. I am inspired now to give back as your next Mayor. 

Larry Otos

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Building community, creating safe and healthy lifestyles for all, is indeed a Team effort. As your Parks & Recreation Director, I have spent my entire professional career building partnerships in the pursuit of family programming and protecting Mount Vernon's most precious natural resources. This has resulted in both immediate benefits and a long term vision for the future of our fine city. I have served 3 very different mayors and have been able to maintain the community's vision for parks & recreation, while also contributing to key city projects such as building neighborhood coalitions, improving the health of the downtown business community and the city's far-reaching economic improvment goals, flood control and transportation issues. 

Any success in our community requires the support and hard work of everyone. I am reaching out to you not only for your vote, but for your partnership in the future of the City of Mount Vernon.


As the only Parks & Recreation Director the City of Mount Vernon has ever had, my career has spanned the terms of 3 different mayors and many council members. Every one of these elected officials have come to their respective office with a vision and agenda. In this diverse polictical landscape I have been able to build a parks & recreation system that serves every facet of our current population while building capacity for growth and community diversity in the generations to come. 

My staff, volunteers and I have shared in the creation of many award winning parks and programs. We have a long list of partnerships ranging from service clubs, federal, state and local agencies to private businesses and the Mount Vernon School District. It is this coalition of vision and accomplishment that I am most proud of.