Scottsdale mayor’s annual State of the City address is Feb. 25

Mayor Jim Lane

Mayor Jim Lane

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane’s annual State of the City address will be Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive.

A reception begins at 11:30 a.m. and the mayor’s remarks will start at 12:30 p.m. General admission to hear the mayor’s remarks is free to the public.

Those who wish to join the mayor and other community leaders for the reception and lunch, which starts at 11:30 a.m., can purchase individual tickets for $50, according to a press release. Sponsorships are available as well.

Proceeds will go to “Operation Fix It,” a program that teams volunteers and businesses to assist homeowners or tenants who are physically or financially unable to maintain their properties.

In 2015, Operation Fix It put nearly 700 volunteers to work, fixing up 197 properties. Last year’s State of the City luncheon raised $24,000 for the program, which relies entirely on donations from the local business community and other organizations.

“This event is more than just talking about things happening in Scottsdale,” stated Mayor Lane in the press release. “It’s an opportunity to meet people who share a passion for this great city while supporting a community program that has a tremendous positive impact in Scottsdale.”

The annual State of the City Address is hosted by the Scottsdale Business Development Forum, a private organization whose goal is to proactively recruit businesses to the region and strengthen the city’s economy.

Contact Isol Morales in the mayor’s office for more information or to RSVP: imorales@scottsdaleaz.gov, or 480-312-2466.

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