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The City of La Verne, in partnership with the La Verne Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the annual State of the City on Monday, February 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the University of La Verne Sara and Michael Abraham Campus Center (2000 2nd Street). The community is invited to attend to celebrate the City’s 2022 accomplishments and learn about the City’s vision for 2023.
“This year’s State of the City is particularly special as it marks the first one since the pandemic. I am so grateful that our community takes pride in being a tight-knit community and exemplifies small town values. Our staff worked hard to help keep us connected, and our residents helped keep our businesses open by shopping locally,” said Mayor Tim Hepburn. “I am looking forward to starting this new chapter alongside our resilient community. I encourage everyone to join us and collaborate on a policy agenda that helps the City Council better serve all of you!”
State of the City addresses intend to update the public on various aspects of City business, including organizational changes, department objectives, budget projections and new projects. Each year, the La Verne Mayor presents a State of the City address to recognize key milestones and showcase the City’s plans for the next year. Residents and community members are encouraged to attend to learn more about La Verne and its operations. This event is also a great opportunity to get to know the City Council Members.
Although the event was on hiatus since 2019 due to the pandemic, La Verne has enjoyed several noteworthy successes over the past couple of years. The City implemented street improvements and projects as part of La Verne’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP), developed new moderate-income housing and adapted Old Town La Verne as well as other commercial areas to better accommodate businesses to stay open during the apex of the pandemic. Additionally, the City also debuted a new and improved website and committed additional resources to address increased homelessness in the community.
This year, Mayor Hepburn will highlight significant milestones from 2022 including the appointment of a new Police Chief, Finance Director, City Attorney and City Manager, as well as preview potential new businesses opening, upcoming developments and public works projects. For a number of years, the La Verne Chamber of Commerce has been a great partner to put on the State of the City to reflect and also look forward. This year’s State of the City is sponsored by Jones & Mayer, Foothill Gold Line and Waste Management.
“We are pleased to partner with the City to celebrate La Verne’s accomplishments and to come together as a community for the first time in a few years,” said La Verne Chamber Executive Director Leah Skinner. “Please be advised that those who plan on attending are encouraged to RSVP.”
Though the State of the City is free for all to attend, registering is strongly encouraged as seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed the day of the event. Participants can register to attend on the La Verne Chamber’s website. Those who are unable to attend can watch the address on LVTV, where a recording will also be available on their YouTube channel. For more information about the event, contact Leah Skinner at (909) 593-5265 or by emailing Leah@LaVerneChamber.org.
Contact: JR Ranells, Assistant City ManagerTelephone: (909) 596-8726