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Mayor Woodards to Host the 2020 State of the City Address on March 4

Mayor Victoria Woodards will host Tacoma's 2020 State of the City Address on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. During the free community event, Mayor Woodards will speak on the theme “Our Future in Focus”.  


Free to Attend but Advanced Registration is Required

Community members who are interested in attending this free, public event must register in advance via Eventbrite. Due to space limitations, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending the State of the City Address are encouraged to register by Friday, February 21, 2020 at 3 PM. If you have questions, or requests for special accommodations including language translations, please reach out to Melanie Harding at (253) 591-5156. 


Register to Attend the 2020 State of the City Address


Event Details

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:30 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM)

Free and open to the public - Advance registration required

Mount Tacoma High School Auditorium

4634 S. 74th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409

Map and Directions


Past Chair of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Kevin B. Dull and Chair of the Mayor's Youth Commission of Tacoma Rosemary Sissel will serve as co-masters of ceremonies. The event will open with music from the Choir from the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa – Fort Lewis, Washington pastored by Reverand Suipi Vaielue and the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Color Guard. A song will be offered by the Puyallup Tribal Language Program, and the poetry of Christian Paige will be featured during the event. Free parking will be available at the venue.


Watch the State of the City Address on TV Tacoma and Online

The event will be recorded by TV Tacoma and can be viewed online and will be replayed on TV Tacoma, which is carried on both the Click! and Comcast Cable systems.


On Click!, TV Tacoma is available within Tacoma city limits and in Pierce County:

  • On channel 512 in high definition
  • On channel 12 in standard definition
  • On channel 21 in standard definition in University Place

On Comcast, TV Tacoma is available:

  • On channel 321 in high definition within Tacoma city limits and in Pierce County
  • On channel 12 in standard definition within Tacoma city limits
  • On channel 21 in Pierce County
  • Not available in University Place

Follow the State of the City Address on Social Media

The State of the City Address is scheduled to be broadcast in its entirety on the City of Tacoma's Facebook page through Facebook Live. Event attendees and members of the public can also post photos and videos from the event using the hashtag #SOTC253.