Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards to host State of the City Address

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Free community event – ‘Our Future in Focus’ – to take place at Mount Tahoma High School

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards will host the 2020 State of the City Address on Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Tahoma High School Auditorium (4634 S. 74th St. in Tacoma). During the free community event, Mayor Woodards will speak on the theme, “Our Future in Focus.”
“This is a key opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments as a community, as we all work together to meet Tacoma’s current needs, while keeping our long-term, strategic goals in focus,” said Woodards. “We each have a role to play as we lay the foundation for the Tacoma of tomorrow, and I would be honored if you will join me.”
Former Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Chair Kevin B. Dull and Mayor’s Youth Commission of Tacoma Chair Rosemary Sissel will serve as co-masters of ceremonies. The event will open with music from the Choir of the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa – Fort Lewis, Washington pastored by Reverend Suipi Vaielue and the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Color Guard. A song will be offered by the Puyallup Tribal Language Program, and the poetry of Christian Paige will be featured during the event.   
Ample free parking is available at the venue. Event doors open at 5:30 p.m. 
Those interested in attending are encouraged to register by Friday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. at cityoftacoma.org/stateofthecity. 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 cityoftacoma.org/stateofthecity 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 facebook.com/cityoftacoma. 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 melanie.harding@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5156. 

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