For Immediate Release
April 9, 2014
Public Communication and Engagement Manager
Redwood City Mayor Jeffrey Gee and Vice Mayor Rosanne S. Foust to Make Final 2014 State of the City Presentation at Veterans Memorial Senior Center Tomorrow, April 10th
Redwood City, Calif. – Mayor Jeffrey Gee and Vice Mayor Rosanne S. Foust will present the third and final State of the City on Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 11am to noon, at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue. The entire community is welcome to attend this year’s last informational and interactive State of the City session. Residents can meet the Mayor and Vice Mayor, learn about our City’s successes over the past year and what is ahead for our community, and have the opportunity to ask questions.
The theme of this year’s State of the City is a “New Day,” celebrating how the City, formerly called “Deadwood City,” is now bustling with hundreds of events celebrating our diversity, thousands of people visiting our Downtown now dubbed the “Entertainment Capital of the Peninsula,” and a healthy local economy.
The State of the City includes a short “movie” about our new day in Redwood City and a presentation that focuses on the City’s six Strategic Initiatives – Community Building and Communications, Government Operations, Transportation, Economic Development, Public Safety and Youth. These Initiatives guide the City’s delivery of services, programs and policies that benefit our community. The State of the City will highlight accomplishments within each Strategic Initiative and will include our future goals in these areas of service delivery.
The City scheduled three opportunities for community members to attend this annual signature event. The first was hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at the Oracle Conference Center on February 28, 2014, and was attended by approximately 150 business leaders. Approximately 50 community members and leaders attended the second State of the City held at the Fair Oaks Community Center last week on April 1, 2014. Community members are encouraged to attend the last session at the Senior Center which will be the same in content as the previous two.
“We are updating our Strategic Initiatives and thinking about how to further meet the needs for people of all ages,’” states Mayor Jeffrey Gee. “I am looking forward to meeting this State of the City’s attendees – many who I anticipate to be regular visitors to our Senior Center – and speaking to them about their experiences in Redwood City so that we have more input on how best to address the needs of all generations.”
Learn more about the State of the City and the Strategic Initiatives.