Residents, neighborhood organizations, business leaders and members of the general public are invited to participate in an evening of civic engagement at Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s final State of the City address. The 2021 State of the City address is on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Public Auditorium. Social distancing protocols will be in place and masks are required.
The Mayor’s 16th annual address will offer a community-focused format and is free and open to the public. Individual reservations are required. Registration to attend the event is available online at www.clevelandohio.gov/SOTCtickets. RSVP by phone at 216.664.2500.
“For the past 16 years, I have worked as mayor to stabilize the city, position it for the future and ensure that all can participate in a better quality of life,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “This is my last State of the City address and I look forward to speaking directly with residents not only about the past year, but also my vision for the future of this city.”
The mayor’s State of the City will be livestreamed on the City of Cleveland’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. Participants may also watch the Mayor’s address live on TV20 (Spectrum 1020 and AT&T 99). To register for a phone call and listen to live audio by phone, visit www.clevelandohio.gov/stateofthecity.
Mayor Jackson – currently in his fourth and final term – is Cleveland’s longest serving mayor. On May 6, 2021, he announced he would not seek another term. View the mini documentary on Mayor Jackson featuring some of Cleveland’s most prominent leaders.
Mayor Jackson is committed to the work of growing the city, while improving the condition of Cleveland’s neighborhoods. He continues to lead the city through the COVID-19 pandemic and help ensure that the City of Cleveland will be positioned for a better recovery that is sustainable and benefits all residents and businesses.
The 2021 State of the City address will highlight achievements in the present term as well as new solutions to improve quality of life for residents. The Mayor promised and is delivering on multiple plans to advance the city’s neighborhoods, noting they are vital to securing Cleveland’s future.
Since his January 2018 inauguration, Mayor Jackson announced large-scale neighborhood initiatives. These include the first phase of his $65 million Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, the SafeSmartCLE initiative to upgrade the city’s technology and streetlights, the refocusing of the city’s 21 neighborhood resource and recreation centers and more.
The Mayor has consistently communicated that increased public safety, balanced budgets, increased services to every neighborhood, ongoing school reform and economic growth in healthcare, education, research, financial services and manufacturing have come through the collective work of multiple sectors of the city. The State of the City will highlight that continued cooperative approach to Cleveland’s evolution into a great city.
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