Longview Mayor Andy Mack is encouraging young professionals to continue to make a positive difference in their communities. He spoke to the young professionals of Longview at their annual fall lunch and learn.

During his speech he talked about the growth of the city and ways for young professionals to get involved.

“These leaders have ideas that will help shape the future of the city,” Mayor Mack says. "I want to inspire them to make a difference in the city."

In the past year, Mayor Mack says more than 900 jobs have been created and several future projects are in discussion.

Several of the young professionals say they have a positive outlook on the city's future and thank the Mayor for the inspiration to achieve.