Mayor to give State of the City speech May 8


Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo will give her second State of the City address at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Rome campus in the Plumley Complex’s multi-purpose room.

Izzo, who is in the third year of her four-year term, skipped the annual address in her first year in office and put her review and look ahead into the fall budget address that year. Last year, she gave her speech on May 9 in the same location.

“We still want to continue to bring attention to the MVCC Rome campus,” said Izzo of the location choice. “And it’s in a corridor where we are hopefully planning for some really nice development.”

Though she hasn’t started writing yet, Izzo said topics will surely include economic development and the $10 million state grant for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. There will also be information on the area just outside the college that includes the former Wright Park Manor and Woodhaven apartment complexes and the nearby Griffiss Business and Technology Park. The mayor said it will be “A general update on what has happened in the last year and where we think we’re going in 2018 as far as overall initiatives throughout the city.”


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