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Please Join Us for the Annual State of the City Address



Boise’s place as one of the country’s most successful cities has many blessings. It means that our wonderful city’s future is bright. But ensuring that future also means embracing challenges so we, as a community, can shape them into opportunities.

I hope you will join us for our annual State of the City address on Sept. 12 at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. As always, we are very pleased to co-present this year’s address with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. This is my yearly opportunity to talk about our work to create a Boise that will make future generations proud. I plan to highlight how we are focused on preserving those things that make our city so special and confronting the things that threaten its precious livability. It’s an important front-and-center conversation for our entire community right now.

We are excited that the Morrison Center will host this year’s address, particularly since this gives us an opportunity to open the event to the public in ways not possible previously. Advance tickets are no longer available. For day-of tickets please visit the Morrison Center Box Office on Wednesday September 12, 2018. The Box Office will open at 10:00 AM and remain open for the State of the City Address. If you are unable to attend in person, a livestream of the event will be available at

Having the address at the Morrison Center – one of the City of Boise’s two Cultural Ambassadors – also gives us an exciting opportunity to highlight Idaho’s premier performance venue. A performance by the Afrosonics, a band that is part of Global Lounge, also a City of Boise Cultural Ambassador, will showcase how Global Lounge promotes a viable integrated multicultural community through engagement, interaction and inclusiveness.

The Morrison Center

And to take full advantage of the venue, and to highlight Boise's extraordinary music and arts scene, the event will feature performances by Boise’s own Eilen Jewel and the extraordinary Boise-based contemporary dance troupe LED.

Boise’s success is exciting, and I have no question that our community will overcome the challenges that stand between us and our fullest potential. As we move forward, we will preserve the best of our city and, at the same time, find our own unique solutions to problems that face us. Please join us as we roll up our sleeves and continue our work to make Boise the most livable city in the country.



Published: August 23, 2018