Mayor to host state of the city address March 6


Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards will host the 2019 State of the City Address on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Concert Hall. During the free community event, Mayor Woodards will speak on the theme, “Tacoma: Our Destiny in Motion.”

“Tacoma is an incredibly dynamic city and we each play a role in its success,” said Woodards. “This event is an opportunity for our community to reflect on where we’ve been and share how we can move Tacoma forward in a manner reflective of our community’s vision.”

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Board Chair-Elect Clemencia Castro-Woolery will serve as the event’s emcee. The event will open with dancers from the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (TUPAC) and feature the work of 2017-2019 Tacoma Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson. A performance by the Tacoma Refugee Choir will also take place during the event.

Ample free parking is available in the University of Puget Sound’s Thompson Hall parking lot, located on the east side of North 14th Street and Union Avenue, or along the east side of Union Avenue.
Event doors open at 5:30 p.m. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register by Friday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. at Due to space limitations, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event, which will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., can be viewed live from anywhere on a device with internet access at and on TV Tacoma, which is carried on both the Click! and Comcast Cable systems.

On Click! – High definition on channel 512 in Tacoma and Pierce County; standard definition on channel 12 in Tacoma and Pierce County; standard definition on channel 21 in University Place.

On Comcast – High definition on channel 321 in Tacoma and Pierce County; standard definition on channel 12 in Tacoma; standard definition on channel 21 in Pierce County; not available in University Place.

The event can also be viewed on Facebook Live at Event attendees and members of the public can post about and follow the event using #SOTC253.

Event-related questions, or requests for special accommodations, may be directed to Melanie Harding at or (253) 591-5156.

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