State of the City with Mayor Mark Mitchell Breaks Records

by Kristian Johnson

Innovation, Discovery, Education, Arts – IDEA Tempe was the theme of the 20th Annual State of the City Address by Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell. Hosted by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce at the Marriott Buttes Resort Tempe, the event welcomed 600 distinguished sponsors and guests to hear Mayor Mitchell reflect on the past year’s success and discuss new projects for Tempe’s future. The registered attendance was the largest in the last two decades of the event. 

Presenting Sponsor Edward Jones was on hand to welcome the guests after breakfast following a beautiful performance by the ASU Pitchforks A Capella group singing The Star-Spangled Banner. The morning was full of excitement as the audience heard about the success of new businesses who had moved to Tempe, job growth and the new projects underway that would bring more success and jobs to the city. At times, laughter was injected, including Mayor Mitchell joking that he had a Carvana “Token” hidden under each seat in the packed audience. 

As the presentation wrapped up, the Tempe Chamber announced the 2019 State of the City date would be October 25th at the same time and location of this year’s event. 

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the record amount of corporate sponsors, the City of Tempe’s communication team, the Mayor’s staff and the Tempe Marriott Buttes for partnering in this historic morning. 

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