New Year greeting

Dear fellow citizens of Lieser,

the year 2021 was again a moving one, with many ups and downs. The corona pandemic in particular had a major impact on public life at the beginning of the year.
While the first relief in this regard was possible in summer, nature on the Ahr showed its dark side. The willingness to help our region also gives the residents hope that things will look up again in 2022.
In the autumn, Lieser had the opportunity to show himself from his best side again as part of his “Lieser takes off” festival. Numerous wineries and businesses catered for the guests in the usual quality and provided an interesting supporting program.
After that, the corona pandemic came to the fore again and posed great challenges for many fellow citizens, especially at work, but also in their private lives, and often led us to the physical and psychological limits.
I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to ensuring that we as a society and also as a local community have steered our ship well through these stormy times. At the community level, I would like to thank all of our employees in the building yard and Ruheforst, Ms. Gilgenberg from the community office and our reliable cleaner Ms. Pfeiffer.
Special thanks also go to our pensioner group, which, as in previous years, took on a lot of voluntary work in the manual sector.
I would also like to thank the ladies and gentlemen of the municipal council, especially the two councilors Markus Knop and Katja Klassen, who were a great help and always supported me.
Let’s look optimistically into the new year 2022 together. We have big plans and want to continue the projects that have already started, and in some cases also to complete them. A look at the preliminary draft budget shows that we want to invest again. The existing good infrastructure with the various properties must be kept in good condition in order to avoid a future investment backlog.

Finally, I wish you and your families a lot of optimism for a happy new year 2022
Jochen Kiesgen