State of the City a Success

The annual Encinitas “State of the City” was recently held in the Encinitas Community Center where 248 people gathered for an evening of fun, feasting, and learning. The evening was coordinated between the City of Encinitas and the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce to give guests an idea of what’s happening and what to look forward to in 92024.

The evening began with time for guests to socialize, network, and enjoy the food and drinks provided by local restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Later, guests listened to speakers from different areas of Encinitas, the Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Kristin Gaspar, who gave the State of the City address. Representatives from Congressman Darrell Issa, State Senator Pat Bates, Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, and County Supervisor Dave Roberts’ offices were also in attendance. New to the evening’s itinerary was the presentation of videos created for the “Love My City” youth video contest. The winners of the contest were awarded and greeted onstage by the mayor.

“This event brings together our city’s representatives, our business organizations, and our residents to keep abreast of what has been going on within our city,” said Mimi Gattinella, Office Manager and Board Member for the Chamber of Commerce. With a high demand for tickets, the event is a sell-out each year. Mimi commented on the need to expand, “Each year residents are disappointed that the event is sold out due to the limited capacity of the room.” The disappointment proves the event’s success. It’s an event that residents are eager to be a part of, for good reason.