State of the City with Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson
Together Towards Tomorrow
Join Mayor Lock Dawson for her first State of the City Address where she will reflect on the last year and provide a look ahead for 2021. The program also includes honorees for the annual Beautification Awards hosted by Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful and the Carlos E. Cortes Award for Championing Diversity and Inclusivity.
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Jan. 19, 2021
Public Information Officer
Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson To Deliver State of the City Address Jan. 28
Mayor to urge Riverside residents and businesses to come “Together Towards Tomorrow”
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson will encourage Riverside residents and businesses to come “Together Towards Tomorrow” during her first State of the City address on Jan. 28.
The annual event, produced by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the City of Riverside, will be conducted virtually this year because public gatherings are barred by state restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The address combines a review of the prior year’s accomplishments with an outline of major issues facing the city in the coming year. More information can be found at RiversideCA.gov/SOTC2021.
“Riverside, our state and our nation have faced unprecedented challenges this year, but I am hopeful for our future as a community,” Mayor Lock Dawson said. “I look forward to outlining a collective vision for the future that capitalizes on our innate strengths and positions us for a strong recovery.”
The event will start at 5 p.m. and can be viewed at WatchRiverside.com, on Facebook, and on the following cable networks: Spectrum (Channel 3), Frontier (Channel 21) and AT&T (Channel 99).
Mayor Lock Dawson 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 announce winners of the Beautification Awards from Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful.
For the latest information and resources regarding COVID-19 -- www.RiversideCA.gov/COVID-19