Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring will talk about public safety, city trails and upcoming projects at his State of the City address scheduled for Feb. 28.

The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Marysville Opera House at 1225 3rd St., Marysville.

This is the second year that Nehring will give the address at the Marysville Opera House in addition to his presentation at the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce.

"I always give the State of the City at the Chamber of Commerce each year, and I enjoy presenting it there," he said, "however that is a Friday, early-morning meeting and there is a cost to attend it."

The Marysville Opera House event is meant to be more accessible to those who have trouble making the Chamber of Commerce meeting.

"I wanted to provide something that would be more available at night and free of charge," said Nehring.

Nehring hopes that he can explain what the city has been doing the last couple of years and the direction that the city is heading in.

"I hope people get a good picture of the current planning we're doing," Nehring said.

"It is an exciting time for the city as a lot of plans are coming to fruition," he said.

The address will cover a number of topics about many aspects of the city.

"We'll be touching on public safety," said Nehring, who will talk about some crime statistics that show downward trends.

He also wants to talk about the first year of the embedded social worker program and share some statistics about the people that the program has helped toward a road to recovery.

"We have that two-pronged approach now, where we can provide help to those that want it," and have criminal enforcement elsewhere, said Nehring.

The next couple of years will see a few transportation projects for the city as well, including an I-5 intersection which will provide a second entrance into downtown Marysville.

The First Street bypass city officials hope to start is another project that could help the downtown with a new route from First Street directly to the Sunnyside area.

Plans continue for the downtown waterfront area as well to open up new recreation for the city, said Nehring.

Some of the city's trails could also be receiving extensions soon.

"We have planned the continuation of the Ebey Waterfront Trail and the connection of the Bayview Trail to the Centennial Trail," said Nehring.

Nehring also hopes to discuss new businesses the city expects to come in 2019 and the Manufacturing Industrial Center, which continues to be a point of focus for the city.

"The expectation is that we will be offered the manufacturing-industrial designation from the Puget Sound Regional Council this year," said Nehring.

That designation could help draw in more businesses and/or more funding for infrastructure there.

More information about the Marysville State of the City address is available at the city's website at marysvillewa.gov.

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