Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring will deliver his State of the City for Marysville residents on Feb. 25.
The free event will be at the Marysville Opera House at 1225 Third St., in Marysville.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the address is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
This is the third year the Marysville Mayor has given his State of the City at the Opera House.
“It was really important to the mayor to have an opportunity for residents to come out to the State of the City,” said Connie Mennie, communications administrator for the city of Marysville.
Nehring has traditionally delivered the State of the City in front of the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, and still does, however for the past two years he has also given the address to the general public as well.
“The chamber meeting comes at a time when a lot of people are at work,” said Mennie, and it also comes with a cost for most.
“This nighttime event makes it easy for people to come,” although Mennie acknowledged that many people work in the evening these days as well.
The State of the City includes updates on how the previous year went for public safety departments, transportation projects and parks projects, among other aspects of the city.
It also includes the outlook for those areas for the future.
“The mayor will give a summary of the major projects from each of the departments,” said Mennie, such as how the First Street Bypass road construction project is going or how effective the Embedded Social Worker program has been.
“Or for example, a couple of years ago we put an emphasis on downtown crime, so we will talk about how that is going,” said Mennie.
The State of the City at the Opera House allows residents a chance to learn more about the city and get to know the mayor, said Mennie.
“Especially last year, I think there were several people who had never met the mayor,” she said. “There were a lot of good questions about what the city does.”
People can learn about how the city functions and get answers to their specific concerns as well.
The event is scheduled to run until 8 p.m. and there is likely to be 30 to 45 minutes available at the end for questions from the audience.
“It’s a good opportunity for the citizens to come out and learn about our city,” said Mennie.
A video of the State of the City presentation will also be available online and on Marysville cable TV channels (Comcast channel 21 and Frontier channel 25) in March.