Strickland cites gains, challenges at year’s end

By , Daily Memphian Published: January 01, 2019 4:28 PM CT
<strong>The Cordova High School Choir sings a song of inspiration to open Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland's Prayer Breakfast for Memphis on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.&nbsp;<span>Strickland urged the audience to become &ldquo;evangelists&rdquo; for the opportunity emerging in the city.</span></strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

The Cordova High School Choir sings a song of inspiration to open Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland's Prayer Breakfast for Memphis on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis. Strickland urged the audience to become “evangelists” for the opportunity emerging in the city. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said on New Year's Eve the city is making progress on poverty, but there are remaining challenges as he called for the improving local economy to include all Memphians.

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