Those five focus areas are strategic growth; economic vibrancy; responsive government; safe, healthy and secure; and arts, culture and recreation.
De Weerd will highlight job and business growth the city experienced in 2016, according to the announcement.
The speech is scheduled to take place at 3:59 p.m. at Meridian Middle School, 1507 W. 8th St. Taste of Meridian Reception, featuring nine local restaurants, is scheduled to take place immediately after de Weerd's address.
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Admission to de Weerd's speech is free. Taste of Meridian Reception tickets are $10.
For more information, including a way to watch a live stream of de Weerd's address or to buy tickets, visit www.meridiancity.org/sotc.