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Posted on: December 31, 2018

State of the City Address to be held Monday, January 28

FRAMINGHAM, MA – – Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer is pleased to announce that the State of the City address will be delivered on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Nevins Hall of the Memorial Building located at 150 Concord Street. In the State of the City, Mayor Spicer will address Framingham’s transition to a City, as well as the 2018 successes and 2019 opportunities.

“As I have been preparing for my State of the City address, I was reviewing my 2018 calendar,” said Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer. This past year was pivotal; and I felt strongly about doing all that I could to build our leadership team; address challenges; invigorate the economy; preserve Framingham’s resources, like open spaces, and our quality of life; and invest in the people, who are the backbone of our vibrant City. I wake up every day, thinking how can I move the needle for Framingham. It might be attending a ribbon cutting for a new local business, a conference that will provide ideas on how to develop our downtown or even an inauguration of a politician who recognizes that Framingham now has a seat at the table.”

From the Mayor’s 2018 Calendar she has:

  • Represented Framingham at 108 local and state events such the Framingham Community Partners Luncheon; Out Metrowest; and Association of Haitian Women in Boston 30th Anniversary Dinner. Additionally the Mayor is proud to reinstitute the Flag Day Parade and serve as one of the three Grand Marshals in her inaugural year.
  • Put Framingham on the map at 15 legislative events, including hosting U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey; U.S. Representative Katherine Clark; Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka; Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey; Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump; Massachusetts Representatives Carmine Gentile, Jack Lewis and the late Chris Wash.
  • Attended 15 conferences. Most recently Mayor Spicer attended the Mayor's Institute on City Design to gather development ideas for Framingham’s Southside to supplement current plans.
  • Hosted six community conversations focused on topics such as “Building a Resilient Framingham for Women,” the “Opioid Crisis” and the “Mayor’s Panel.”
  • Gave 38 speeches or remarks for events like Business Forward Females of Corridor Nine; and Framingham Heart Study: 70th Anniversary.
  • Cut the Ribbon on 12 new businesses and rail trails.
  • Met with Framingham constituents at 11 Coffee Chat events at local coffee houses around the City plus hosted numerous meetings at City Hall for residents and City Councilors.

Everyone is invited to attend the State of the City January 28 to hear how the work of the Mayor and City leaders is moving our new City forward.

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