JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) – The City of Jackson held the 2020 State of the City Address, which was delivered by Mayor Derek Dobies at the Michigan Theatre in Downtown Jackson.
For his third State of the City Address, Mayor Dobies spoke about the City’s progress in the past year and future projects. The mayor also talked about the importance of getting residents involved in City government.
The address will be focusing on civic engagement. We’ve made a lot of progress as a community, and we want to continue that forward trajectory by providing opportunities for residents and businesses to get involvedMayor Derek Dobies
The event featured the President and CEO of the United Way of Jackson as a guest speaker before the mayor took the stage.
Guest speaker Ken Toll discussed his organization’s initiatives to battle poverty in Jackson and how residents can get involved.
Financial instability is the common thread running through every social issue in our community. At the United Way, we’ve shifted our focus to helping people develop pathways out of poverty. The challenge is huge, but here in Jackson we have every element needed to help all people succeedKen Toll, President and CEO of the United Way of Jackson