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Jan. 12, 2017

Chandler hosts annual State of the City 

Mayor Jay Tibshraeny will deliver his annual State of the City address on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the City Council Chambers, 88 E. Chicago St. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a light reception in the Chambers’ foyer, followed by the Mayor’s remarks at approximately 6:45 p.m. 

This year’s theme will focus on the emergence of car technology in Chandler, with Fortune Magazine calling it “the country’s hottest new city for autos” in an article published in 2016. Chandler is home to many companies developing automotive technology including Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project), General Motors Innovation Center, Intel, Microchip, Garmin, Local Motors and others.

"We feel Chandler was a great choice for Waymo to continue to test and develop this new technology," said Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. "These automotive tech companies further diversify Chandler’s robust employment base, allowing us to remain economically strong. And it makes sense to concentrate this research here in Chandler, further cementing our reputation as the Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest."

The Mayor also will discuss the City’s fiscal position, new capital projects on the horizon, neighborhoods and public safety, as well as some new programs that will be announced that evening.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.