Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey to Deliver “State of the City” Address Jan. 25

Published: 01/09/2018


Jan. 9, 2018



Phil Pitchford

Communications Officer





Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey to Deliver “State of the City” Address Jan. 25


RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey will deliver his sixth State of the City address at the Riverside Convention Center on Jan. 25, which will center around the theme “Create Value for Future Generations.”

The State of the City event, produced by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the City of Riverside, combines a review of the prior year’s accomplishments with an outline of major issues facing Riverside.

“One measure of a city’s effectiveness is the degree to which it prepares for future generations,” Mayor Bailey said. “I’m proud of the way our local government continues to make hard decisions, and how our community selflessly invests in Riverside, to ensure our city is the best it can be for our next generation.”

Mayor Bailey will announce the winner of the Dr. Carlos E. Cortés Award for Championing Diversity and Inclusivity, named for the Professor Emeritus of History at UC Riverside who has been a lifetime advocate of the importance of diversity and the need for inclusivity. The award recognizes actions taken toward furthering the City of Riverside’s pledge to build a more inclusive community.

The Chamber will present the Riverside Hero Award and announce winners of the Beautification Awards from Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful.

“The State of the City address is a wonderful opportunity to step back and take measure of our successes, then set the stage for future accomplishments,” Mayor Pro Tem Chris MacArthur said. “Our community is diverse and forward-thinking, and the State of the City address really captures that.”

Registration begins at 5 p.m., and the program is scheduled to start at 5:30. General admission seating is free. Reserved seating is available for $50 and includes a ticket to the reception after the speech.

Individual tickets for the reserved seating and reception can be purchased by going to the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce’s website -- www.riverside-chamber.com – and clicking “Events,” then “Online Registration,” or by calling 951-683-7100.