by Mayor Tammy

January marks the beginning of a new year, the creation of new memories to be made and the start of so many possibilities before us! It also means my State of the City Address is right round the corner. This year will be my 16th year serving as Mayor of Meridian, and I am honored by the fact that I get to host this address – an event that lets our citizens, City employees, business leaders and community partners know how we are doing and where we are headed as a City. This year’s theme is “The Greatest Home” and there is much to discuss about all that makes Meridian the greatest home, not just for residents, but for businesses as well. 

The State of the City Address will be held in the brand new Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 3:29 p.m.  We are excited to help showcase this new facility that was highlighted during my 2018 address.  We will be live streaming the event here, so you can tune in during the speech or watch it after the event. Immediately following, those who purchase tickets, are invited to attend the Taste of Meridian, where nine local restaurants will provide samples of food. This has become a beloved event for the community.

As we look ahead into 2019, we will see some exciting development updates take shape in Downtown Meridian, along with the redevelopment of old city hall. There are several other projects on the horizon that I’m eager to share, including details regarding the opening of the first phase of our third regional park – Discovery Park, the expansion work at our Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility (the City’s treatment plant), projects to increase citizen access and more. 

As we reflect on 2018, there is much to celebrate. During my address, I’ll highlight significant events of the past year, such as the opening of The Hill, the progress at Ten Mile Crossing and the process of updating our Comprehensive Plan, including the feedback we’ve received so far. Last year also marked the opening of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, Idaho’s first medical school, as well as other projects that have continued to make our city an even greater place to call home. While we are one of the top communities in the nation, we are not immune to challenges, and I plan to discuss those as well.

Meridian remains one of the safest cities in Idaho and really is “The Greatest Home” for so many reasons! I look forward to sharing these updates with all of you on Wednesday, February 6. 

Currently this event is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call 208-489-0529. Again, the event will be live streamed.