Mayor Gere will present her annual State of the City address next week at City Hall, a few hours after delivering it privately to members of the Chamber of Commerce.
In 2015, the community, City Council, and staff leaned in to develop the 2016 City budget.
A community survey helped to identify seven key areas of focus: Enriching the Community, Public Safety, Community & Economic Development, Stewardship, Health & Social Services, Effective Government, and Essential Infrastructure & Services. The City is focused on these seven priorities and is actively working on projects, large and small, that contribute toward the City’s betterment, according to a news release from the Mayor’s office.
Mayor Gere will share how after nearly three years of active community involvement the 2016 Comp Plan is nearing completion. The City’s financial health will be discussed as well as the commitment to maintaining and improving our infrastructure to ensure the City is being a good steward of the resources and the trust our residents have placed in us.
The private address to the Chamber will be at 11:30am, Thursday, March 10, at the Swinomish Casino, followed by the public State of the City address at 6:30pm in the City Council chambers at City Hall. The Chamber charges $15 in advance, $18 at the door and includes lunch. The city version doesn't involve dinner nor a charge.