By Ralph Schwartz
The public is welcome to Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville’s “state of the city” presentation, put on by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The event is 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Best Western Lakeway Inn and Convention Center, 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham.
The room isn’t yet full, said Shelli Jones of the Chamber, and she encourages walk-ins. Chamber members pay $25; nonmembers pay $35.
There will be plenty of time for questions from the audience.
For those who don’t make it, the talk will air on BTV10 soon.
Some details about what Linville will discuss are in the Chamber’s press release, copied below:
Mayor Linville to give her State of the City Address
The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry is proud to announce that Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville will give her State of the City Address at the Chamber Speaker Series on Tuesday, January 15th from 2pm-3:30pm at the Best Western Lakeway Inn and Conference Center.
Mayor Linville will share highlights of her first year in office, including accomplishments such as: identifying financial and service priorities, completing her first budget process, completing key steps of the waterfront redevelopment plan with the Port of Bellingham, partnering with Whatcom County officials and others to address emergency medical services needs, meeting with all the neighborhood associations in the city, and more.
The cost is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members. Reservations can be made at the front door of the community, www.bellingham.com or by calling the Chamber at 360-734-1330. (Walk-ins OK.)
This is the second in this season’s Chamber Speaker Series. The next Chamber Speaker Series will feature Bill Conerly presenting his Economic Forecast for 2013 on Thursday, February 28th from 7:30am-9am at the Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn and Conference Center. Conerly is the author of “Businomics: from the Headlines to Your Bottom Line – How to Profit in any Economic Cycle” and is an on-line contributor to Forbes magazine.