State of the City Address with Mayor Mark Mitchell
The ‘Evolution of Our City’ was the theme of this year’s 21st Annual State of the City hosted by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce at the Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes. Mayor Mark Mitchell welcomed a sold-out crowd of 600 distinguished business and community leaders to hear him reflect on the past year’s success and how Tempe is planning ahead and evolving for the future of an urban metropolitan area some call home.
Mark Holthaus with Presenting Sponsor, Edward Jones, welcomed guests after breakfast following a captivating performance of the National Anthem by the Arizona State University All-Female A cappella Group, The ASU Pitchforks.
Mayor Mitchell’s light-humored and creative video was played before his entrance to the stage, showcasing his morning routine and all of the helpful resources Tempe has to offer, like the Orbit bus and ride-sharing apps.
The address covered the success of new Tempe businesses, 16,500 new affordable housing units coming to Tempe, and how Tempe plans to build upon the systems, assets, and innovations they have now. As it came to an end, Mayor Mitchell discussed Career Ready Tempe, a program helping high-school students get paid internships, and how Tempe will continue to set new standards for the cities around it by evolving the policies, programs, and much more.
To view the entire State of the City presentation, click the link below. Thank you to City of Tempe's channel 11 for the recording!