State of the City 2024

Published: 11/22/2023

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The State of the City Address is scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2024 at the Riverside Convention Center. The Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson’s Office are excited for this in-person event. The address will also be streamed virtually on RiversideTV and social media, giving more local residents and businesses the opportunity to tune in on January 25th.

The address combines a review of the prior year’s accomplishments with an outline of major issues facing the city in the coming year. Mayor Lock Dawson will also present the honoree of the new Innovation Award, which is given to a group or individual who epitomizes the spirit that helps make Riverside the City of Arts and Innovation.

*Please note, the program will be conducted in English.



About Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson

Patricia Lock Dawson was elected the 18th Mayor of Riverside in November 2020, following nine years of service on the Riverside Unified School District Board of Trustees. Her election makes history as she is the first University of California, Riverside alumnus to hold Riverside’s mayoral position and the second woman elected Mayor in Riverside’s 150-year history. Read more

About the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

The Chamber is committed to helping local companies grow their business by taking the lead in programs and efforts that help create a strong local economy and make our community a great place to do business. The Chamber provides numerous opportunities for members to increase their contact base and have fun doing it through various meetings, networking events and committees. In addition, the Chamber makes hundreds of referrals to member companies every month.

As the leading advocate for business in the greater Riverside area, the Chamber also works to create and sustain a favorable business environment in which all businesses can grow and prosper. Read more


State of the City 2023 →