Theme revealed for State of the City event with Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce


‘It starts with MEnifee: Kindness, Resilience, Engagement’ is the focus of Oct. 21 address

MENIFEE – This year’s annual theme for all Menifee messaging, activities and initiatives, as well as the mayor’s Oct. 21 State of the City address, is “It starts with MEnifee: Kindness, Resilience, Engagement.”

The theme is selected each year by the Mayor Pro Tem, a position that rotates every 12 months. Mayor Pro Tem Lesa Sobek said she chose the focus for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 “to let everyone know that Menifee is full of heart.”

Having withstood a pandemic, in circumstances none of us could have imagined, Menifee survived because of the incredible people and businesses we have here,” Sobek said.

Each year the annual State of the City has been themed and focused on highlighting a different dimension of the Menifee community, be it the city’s investment in its legacy, or bringing the future into focus. In 2021, the State of the City’s theme of “It Starts with Menifee: Kindness, Resilience and Engagement” has been expanded in the city’s overall messaging and communications, such as the annual budget book.

“Over the last year, our residents and business owners showed strength and resilience in supporting each other. They kept kindness as their center and the basis for how they helped each other,” Sobek said. “You have to be engaged in your community to instill change, and Menifee is just that. It is about ownership, and that starts with ME …with making a difference, and ME in Menifee is what makes our city shine.”

At the State of the City address, Mayor Bill Zimmerman will highlight the city’s accomplishments over the past year. His address will touch on impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, the first year of service for the Menifee Police Department, the City’s fiscal health, projects and the outlook moving forward.

Zimmerman delivers Menifee’s State of the City Address in partnership with the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 30140 Town Center Drive. Menifee residents, businesses and community members are encouraged to attend this year’s in-person event.

For more information on the State of the City address, the annual theme or for in-person tickets, please visit or contact the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce at (951) 672-1991 or

Submitted by the City of Menifee.