Silver Lake Mayor Bernie Hovey delivered his annual State of the Village address at the Council meeting on Monday night. About 40 people were onhand for the speech.

"I love everything about Silver Lake, and I am both proud of, and humbled by, the position I hold," said Hovey as he concluded his address. "We live in a special place. Those of us who have been here for decades can attest to that."

He also noted that the old guard was "getting tired," and that now was the time for younger residents to volunteer their time to "preserve and enhance all that has made Silver Lake such an enjoyable and enviable place in which to live and raise our families. If you step forward, you will be welcomed."

Hovey has served as mayor for nearly 11 years.

Here are photos from the event. See the March 12 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press for the complete story.