ST. GEORGE — Mayor Michele Randall, along with St. George City Manager John Willis, will combine to deliver “State of the City 2024: Building for the Future” at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

St. George Mayor Michele Randall talks to attendees at the annual RISE Summit at the Dixie Convention Center, St. George, Utah, Aug. 31, 2023 | Photo by Nick Yamashita, St. George News

The event will be in the Dixie Convention Center’s Garden Room, and there is no charge to attend. Light refreshments will be available and all are invited.

According to a news release, the State of the City will be broadcast live on the Community Education Channel’s YouTube page, as well as on TDS Channel 108. The city’s Facebook page will also carry the live feed.

“Every year I look forward to this opportunity to connect with all those who live and work in St. George to share all the great things we are doing as a city — and what we have planned,” Randall said. “For the third year in a row, we decided to couple the State of the City with the Dixie Regional Transportation Expo, which is just down the hall. You can attend both events in one location and learn so much about St. George.”

Randall and other civic leaders will discuss the city of St. George’s accomplishments in 2023 and give a sneak peek at plans for 2024, and the future, as they pertain to growth and infrastructure, water, quality of life, public safety, roads and public transportation.

Residents listen to city leaders at a previous state of the city address in St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy city of St. George, St. George News

Within those subjects, Randall will announce the dates and sites for the three 2024 Neighborhood Open Houses; discuss the passage of the Trails, Parks and Recreation General Obligation Bond and what that means for future projects; show the first look at a special “What’s Happening in Southern Utah” by Macrae Heppler; and unveil the latest installment of the “Headband Bandit” saga leading up to the Cops and Robbers 5K race on May 18.

In addition to the State of the City event, the Dixie Regional Transportation Expo will be in full swing down the hall at the Dixie Center, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The expo is free to attend, with the opportunity to dive a little deeper into some of the projects mentioned in the State of the City address, as well as the transportation efforts of neighboring agencies.

This year’s featured expo attraction is the Utah Department of Transportation Truck Smart Program. It is designed to help participants understand how to drive around semi-trucks safely. Participants will be allowed to climb into the driver’s seat and, from the vantage point of a commercial driver, see how difficult it is for truckers to see other vehicles on the road.

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