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Mayor’s annual State of the City address is Feb. 22

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane’s annual State of the City address will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch (7700 E. McCormick Parkway). Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m., the luncheon begins at Noon 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 can purchase individual tickets for $50. 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 2016, Operation Fix It put hundreds of volunteers to work, fixing up 250 properties. Last year’s State of the City luncheon raised about $18,000 for the program, which relies entirely on donations from the local business community and other organizations.

“This event is an opportunity to learn about the great things happening in Scottsdale, but it is more than that,” said Mayor Lane. “People who attend will meet others who share a passion for this great city, and they will be supporting Operation Fix It – a program close to my heart because of the tremendous positive impact it has in our community.”

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. 

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