Modesto Mayor Garrad Marsh will deliver his annual State of the City address Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel.
Marsh said late last week he still was deciding what topics he would include but expected to talk about the transitions the city is undergoing. He said they include a change in leadership and better relationships between the city and its partners in business, local government and other areas.
In the past year, Modesto has brought in a new city attorney, utilities director and city manager and undergone a citywide reorganization, which has placed other officials in new leadership roles. It also has worked to improve its relationships with Stanislaus County, Modesto City Schools and other local entities.
The event is a Modesto Chamber of Commerce luncheon and costs $40. But it includes seating for people who don’t want to pay for lunch but want to hear the mayor. The luncheon is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DoubleTree, 1150 Ninth St.
Audience members can ask Marsh questions after his speech.
Marsh is in the final year of his first term as mayor. He is running for a second term in the November election; three of Modesto’s six council seats also will be on the ballot.
For more about purchasing a ticket, visit www.modchamber.org/programs-events/chamber-events or contact Lynda Jost at (209) 577-5757.