January 23, 2014
For Additional Information:
Meridian Mayor’s Office
(208) 489-0529



Meridian, ID – Mayor Tammy de Weerd will deliver the Meridian State of the City address at Meridian Middle School (1507 W. 8th Street) on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 3:59 p.m.  The event is presented by The Village at Meridian. With the theme Building Meridian Together, the Mayor’s address will highlight City and community accomplishments from 2013 and set the stage for the future. 


As part of the address, Mayor De Weerd will also present the Legacy Award to a member of the community who has demonstrated a long-time commitment to Meridian by building a legacy for future generations. 


The event will conclude with the Taste of Meridian reception immediately following the address. The Taste of Meridian is a sampling of food from nine of Meridian’s most popular restaurants showcasing items from their menus for those who attend the address. The participating restaurants are Jakers, Famous Dave’s, Sa-Wad-Dee, Rick’s Press Room, Kneaders, Carino’s Italian Grill, Chick-fil-A, Edible Arrangements, and Idaho Pizza Company.


Tickets for the State of the City Address and Taste of Meridian Reception cost $10 and may be purchased online at or in person or via mail from the Mayor’s Office on the third floor of Meridian City Hall (33 E. Broadway Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642). 


The State of the City address will be webcast. A copy of the speech will be posted on the City of Meridian website after the event, and a video of the Mayor’s address will be posted to the City’s website.


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People.  For more information about Meridian, visit