by Mayor Tammy

It’s that time of year again – I’m busy preparing for my annual State of the City address.

The theme for this year is Building Meridian Together because it takes everyone working with one another to build a strong community. And it is a strong one; recognized nationally as the number one place to live in America! I’ve known this all along and now the nation does too; however, we should never stop trying to be even better.

In 2015, we added more events, amenities and infrastructure to our City. We started a movement of compassion with our “Do The Right” campaign and held a preview event for a Youth Farmers Market. We also added amenities like the Storey Bark Park and the Public Safety Training Center; and 2015 marked the end of construction on the Meridian Interchange – something this community was eager to see completed!

That’s just a sampling of highlights from 2015; I’ll discuss much more in my address. I will also be talking about what’s to come in 2016 - from working on our strategic plan to some of the challenges we will be addressing in transportation, schools, and more.

I invite you to join me at this year’s State of the City address to celebrate our accomplishments and find out where our City is headed this year. The event is Wednesday, February 3 at 3:59pm at Meridian Middle School. It is free to attend the address and $10 for the Taste of Meridian, a reception following my speech.

This year the Taste of Meridian will feature the following local restaurants; Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Grant’s Neighborhood Grill, Lucky Fins, Noodles & Company, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Papa John’s, Sa-Wad-Dee, The Counter, and one of our newer establishments, Wingstop.

I look forward to seeing you at the State of the City address and Taste of Meridian!

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