Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante will present his State of the City address March 20.
The event is being sponsored by the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry and will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the Joliet City Council Chambers, 150 W. Jefferson St.
Although such reviews are common in other neighboring municipalities, Giarrante is the first Joliet mayor to do an annual summary of the current state of affairs in city history. His first state of the city address was made last year.
Giarrante, in a news release announcing the speech, did not elaborate on the content of what he'll be discussing other than to say that the outlook is slightly more positive this year than last.
“We are clearly not out of the woods yet, but thanks to the hard work of the city council, City Manager Tom Thanas and his staff as well as organized labor, our city’s finances are in better shape than where we were last year at this time,” Giarrante said in the release.
“We will need to keep a tight lid on spending for many years to come.”
Tickets to the event are $20 for chamber members and $30 for others, and include a continental breakfast served in the city hall lobby after the address. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 815-727-5371 or go to www.jolietchamber.com.
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