DVE-News crew interviews Mayor Homer

Matamoras. The venerable reporters at Delware Valley Elementary School drilled the mayor on a variety of topics.

| 27 Mar 2024 | 03:58

Matamoras Borough Mayor Corey Homer and his daughter Lily, 5, dropped by the DV-TV studio recently for an interview.

Mayor Homer explained to the DVE-News crew that a mayor is someone who helps the town and people with their problems and connects them to the proper resources needed.

When asked why he wanted to become mayor, he explained that after being on the DV board for eight years, he wanted to give back to his community where he grew up.

He explained that you don’t need a college degree to be mayor, but having the education actually helps. Mayor Homer spoke about his veteran and senior initiatives. He said Home Depot recently helped to paint a veteran’s home. He has been going to local senior nursing homes to wish residents a happy birthday when they turn 100. And several volunteers help with spring/lawn clean ups and the hanging of Autism Awareness bows.

The mayor also told the crew about some of the challenges his office is currently grappling with, besides potholes. He discussed diversifying Matamoras while still keeping it the small town that it is. He is looking forward to many community events coming up and encouraged people to check the town calendar. His favorite part about being a mayor is connecting with the youth of the town (like DVE-TV).

Mayor Homer shared that, in his limited spare time, he coaches baseball and is a dive captain for the local firehouse dive rescue. He also loves fishing and hunting.

At the end of the show, Lily joined the DVE-TV reporters in their daily exercise/dance. The DVE new crewed thanked the mayor and his daughter for visiting the set.