On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Mayor Ashley Swearengin will share the City’s accomplishments, opportunities and future plans during the Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd annual State of the City luncheon.
According to Mayor Swearengin, “The State of the City event is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments over the past year and talk about the many things we have left to do. This year, we’ll be coming together as a community to take a look at where we are as a City and what the future holds for us.”
Fresno Chamber President and CEO, Al Smith, is anticipating a particularly compelling update from the Mayor at this year’s event. “No Mayor of Fresno, in recent history has had to face the challenges Mayor Swearengin has had. As she ends her first term, a review of accomplishments and a preview of the future make this annual report to the community more important than ever. The quality of life of tomorrow in Fresno will be determined by the Mayor and Council’s actions today.”
Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. with the program beginning at noon in the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center’s New Exhibit Hall. Attendees are invited to come to the event early to enjoy an art market in the foyer with live music from local band, Lance Canales and The Flood. There will also be a certified farmer’s market on Kern Street prior to the event.
The Fresno Chamber of Commerce is a private 501(c) 6 not-for-profit membership organization which works to ensure a strong local economy where businesses can prosper and families can live, work and play. The programs and professional staff of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce have been recognized statewide, including being Cal Chamber’s “Advocacy Partner of the Year.” The Chamber advocates for nearly 1,700 businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Fresno’s quality of life and keeping our community and economy vibrant.