State of City Speech to be Delivered in Valley Station

January 21, 2015

For the first time in history, the mayor of Louisville will deliver the annual State of the City address in Valley Station.

The speech is traditionally delivered every January to the Downtown Rotary Club. This year the luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 29th, at the Southwest Regional Library, which opened last fall and represents the largest capital investment of Mayor Fischer’s first term.

“The Southwest Regional Library building is a perfect symbol of what it means to invest – both in capital construction and in the skills and opportunities of our people,” Fischer said. “It is the perfect place to think about what an age of investment should look like for Louisville.”

The library is an impressive example of the community’s commitment to lifelong learning, even in the face of budget challenges, Fischer said. It is pictured on the cover of the 2014 Annual Progress Report.

The event is free and open to the public, but those wishing to eat should RSVP and pay $25 to the Rotary Club by Monday, January 26th. Email [email protected] for more information and to RSVP, but please call 502-589-1800 to pay. (Do not email credit card information.) There will be free seats for those who wish to be part of the event but not eat lunch. The library will be open, as usual, during the event. The limit for lunch is 300 people.

Last year, the mayor delivered the State of the City address at Churchill Downs, and in 2013 he spoke at the African American Heritage Center. He plans to continue working with the Rotary Club to deliver the speech in different parts of the community each year.