City of Denton Encourages Participation in State of the City Event

Virtual Event is Scheduled for Thursday, Feb.4 at 6 p.m.


DENTON, TX, Jan. 15, 2021 – At 6 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 4, the City of Denton will host a virtual edition of its annual State of the City event during which the Denton City Council and City staff will share major milestones from the past year and key priorities for the future.


“City of Denton, we need your support!” said Mayor Gerard Hudspeth. “While we all know circumstances will keep us all from meeting in person this year, I will address the entire city for the first time, and reflect on the previous year, at the State of the City event. This event is designed to answer questions for our community, show what the City of Denton has been up to over the last year and, more importantly, providing a peek at what’s in store for 2021.”


Live Event Information

The State of the City will be broadcast on Facebook, DTV (Frontier FiOS on channel 38, Charter Spectrum on channel 194, and Grande on channel 12) and the City’s web site. The live event will kick off with a video looking back on the momentous year that was 2020 followed by introductions of the Denton City Council members. The highlight of the evening will be a question and answer session with Mayor Hudspeth where he will answer questions submitted prior to the event by community members.


Information on how community members can submit questions prior to the event will be available on the City’s social media channels and the City’s web site beginning Sunday, Jan. 24.


Recordings of the live event will be available for future viewing at www.cityofdenton.com/publicmeetings.


View Social Media Posts on City-wide Projects and Programs

Knowing not all community members can attend the event, City staff will share videos via its social media channels that highlight major departmental projects and programs so that residents can still learn about what is going on in Denton and how their local government is working for them. This new feature to the State of the City will begin Monday, Feb. 1, and continue through the start of the Thursday event.


Annual Report

In addition to the posted videos and Mayor’s interview, the City of Denton Annual Report for 2020 will be available. In addition to major accomplishments, business process improvements, and cost containment strategies from the previous year the report also includes upcoming projects to better the Denton community.


A copy of the 2020-21 Annual Report will be available on the City’s website at www.cityofdenton.com.


Contact: Rachel Mendoza, (940) 349-8420, Rachel.Mendoza@cityofdenton.com

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