Palm Bay Mayor To Deliver State of the City Address Tonight
By Yvonne Martinez, City of Palm Bay // January 20, 2015
showcases last year’s accomplishments
ABOVE MAP: Mayor William Capote is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the City Address on Tuesday, January 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m., prior to the regular council meeting at Palm Bay City Council Chambers, 120 Malabar Rd. SE.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Mayor William Capote is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the City Address on Tuesday, January 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m., prior to the regular council meeting at Palm Bay City Council Chambers, 120 Malabar Rd. SE.
The mayor uses the annual presentation as an opportunity to showcase the prior year’s accomplishments within the city. He will feature a 10-minute video in which he takes viewers on a visual tour highlighting key events and milestones.
As part of the visual tour the mayor highlighted the opening of the new St. John’s Heritage Parkway, the completion of the Harris Corporation’s new Technology Center, new businesses such as D.R. Horton’s new Brevard County Headquarters, Inspired Living, Nemours Children’s Primary Care Palm Bay and many other examples of positive growth within the city in 2014.
The mayor also highlighted the efforts of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department which he credits with helping make Palm Bay a “destination city” with events like last year’s “Run or Dye” 5k, and the annual Cyclocross event.
He also referenced the city’s first summer youth jobs program which has already earned national recognition through the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Among the noteworthy events featured in the address were leadership changes within the city’s management, and personnel turnover at both the police and fire departments.
The mayor extended praise and gratitude for City Manager Sue Hann who decided to leave the city after serving with honor and distinction for more than 17 years.
The mayor also pointed to another key leadership change when Police Chief Doug Muldoon announced his retirement after a serving the city for more than 38 years.
“While change can be unsettling it can also be exciting as we embrace new ideas and new opportunities,” Mayor Capote stated in the video.
“2014 was a year of significant progress that has positioned us to reach above and beyond our potential. We have more to do in 2015 and beyond. We have major projects like the I-95 southern interchange, the Bayfront, new road projects, new businesses and new opportunities. I can’t wait to get started.”
The complete text of the mayor’s State of the City address and the video will be available immediately following the 6:30 p.m. presentation.