Murrieta announces 2020 virtual State of the City address

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Gene Wunderlich will present Murrieta’s virtual State of the City address Thursday, Sept. 17. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo

MURRIETA – The city of Murrieta will share its annual State of the City address Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. Mayor Gene Wunderlich and the city’s leadership team will present this year’s virtual event themed: “Strengthened by community.”

Live from the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce studio, with integrated video, the State of the City will recognize the connectivity of residents, businesses and the city, as they address challenges, provide essential services, advance key projects and move together through a year like no other. There is no registration required to join the event.

“I don’t think any of us expected 2020 to unfold the way it did,” Kim Summers, city manager of Murrieta, said. “And we recognize that there’s a long way to go. I am not at all surprised at all, however, at the way our residents, city staff and local businesses came together in crisis to support one another and get things done. This event tells a piece of the 2020 story from the perspective of City Hall.”

The State of the City will livestream on the city of Murrieta and the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages and the chamber’s YouTube channel. Recorded versions will run on both organizations’ websites. Produced by the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the city, this event reflects a long history of collaboration between the two groups, with a shared focus on business and community.

“State of the City is an excellent opportunity for those who care about Murrieta to learn about the positive work that has been happening amid crisis,” Patrick Ellis, president and CEO of the Murrieta/Wildomar chamber, said. “It’s a chance for our community and businesses to hear about the challenges and opportunities that Murrieta will continue to face in the coming year.”

Submitted by city of Murrieta.