State of the City

x_statecity2The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Encinitas, will host the State of the City Address on Tuesday, March 28, in the Encinitas Community Center. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and a no-host bar. Attendees will have time to socialize and network until 7 p.m., when there will be a speech about the community in general, followed by a keynote speech from newly-elected Mayor Catherine Blakespear. Many notable members from the Encinitas community are expected to attend as well. Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Gattinella describes the event as “a night where our mayor forecasts our city’s future year and a place to be seen by all of North County’s shakers and bakers!”

Mayor Blakespear is a fourth-generation Encinitas resident who is also a practicing attorney. She previously served four years as the Cardiff representative on the Encinitas Traffic & Public Safety Commission and in 2014 was elected to a four-year term on the Encinitas City Council. The State of the City Address is her first formal event as mayor. “In the upcoming year, I’m optimistic that the City Council, our professional staff, and the engaged public will be well-positioned to tackle some of our most challenging and persistent issues,” she said. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased online at www.soc.encinitaschamber.com or by calling the Chamber at 760-753-6041. Early ticket purchase is encouraged as the event is expected to sell out quickly.