The theme for this year’s State of the City address is "building Meridian together," Mayor Tammy de Weerd announced on a video previewing the speech.
De Weerd said in the video that she'll highlight some of the city's success stories from 2015, which include a new park and the Public Safety Training Center, as well as the completion of Interstate 84's Meridian Road interchange.
De Weerd also pointed to the fact that 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion outlet, named Meridian America's top city to live in last year.
The State of the City event is scheduled to start at 3:59 p.m. "sharp" at Meridian Middle School, according to the video. Several local restaurants will provide food at the reception afterwards. They include Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Grant's Neighborhood Grill, The Counter and Noodles and Company.
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The speech is free. A ticket for the food is $10. The city uses proceeds to pay for events benefiting children, the annual Gene Kleiner Day and other community programs the City Council deems worthy, Kaycee Emery, de Weerd’s spokeswoman, said in a voicemail.