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Freeman-Wilson to give State of City Address Feb. 22

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will deliver the State of the City of Address during a luncheon on Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:30 a.m. (CST) at the Genesis Convention Center, One Genesis Center Plaza.

While continuing to review accomplishments and challenges, this year’s address will focus on the city’s financial recovery plan and five-year budget process. This speech will be Freeman-Wilson’s 8th state of the city address.

The State of the City Address additionally is a community, business-networking event that attracts in excess of 700 attendees to the Genesis Center for the annual address. Tickets are $25.00 per person and may be reserved via email cityofgaryeventsrsvp@ or by calling (219) 881-1314 by Friday, February 15, 2019. There is no cost for those desiring to attend the event for the speech only. The mayor’s presentation is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

Title and Table Sponsorship Opportunities are also available. Interested parties may contact LaLosa Dent Burns, Director of Communications at [email protected]. In addition to prominent seating, all sponsors will be acknowledged during the address.

Those unable to attend the state of the city event may view the address via TeamGaryIndiana Facebook live or via as the address will also be streamed live; click on the legislative media tab or Streamers may also go to

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