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Mayor Virg Bernero will deliver his 12th and final State of the City Address on Tuesday, March 14, at Sparrow Hospital on Michigan Avenue in the new Gathering Place at Sparrow upscale dining area. The mayor’s annual speech will be broadcast live on WILXTV-10.2 beginning at 7 p.m and streamed online at lansingmi.gov.
The rebirth of Lansing’s Michigan Avenue Corridor, long a top priority of Bernero’s administration and accelerated by Sparrow’s recent facility investments, is reflected in the theme of his speech - “Lansing Strong!” As he completes his final term as mayor, Bernero will highlight his administration’s accomplishments over the past decade and outline his vision for continuing and accelerating the city’s progress.
“We fought our way through the Great Recession, making the tough decisions along the way to propel our city toward a more prosperous future. It could have been a lost decade, putting us on a path toward stagnation and bankruptcy,” said Mayor Bernero. “Instead, with the help of tremendous community partners like Sparrow Health System and so many others in the public and private sectors, we are poised to reach even greater heights as a city and metro region.”
The public is invited to attend the mayor’s speech. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-address reception. Guests are asked to arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to accommodate the requirements of the live broadcast.
Sparrow Hospital has provided convenient SOC17 parking on the 3rd floor of the Sparrow Professional Building (SPB)Parking Deck, across E. Michigan Ave., from Sparrow Hospital @ 1215 E. Michigan Ave. From E. Michigan Avenue, turn South into the SPB parking drive - this is a construction zone, so please drive carefully. Once parked, head north through the SPB's 3rd floor, into the skywalk through which you'll enter Sparrow Hospital. Walk straight ahead (north) and follow the signs through a jog in the hallway, to the elevators which you'll take to the first floor. The elevators open onto the reception area across the hallway into The Gathering Place.
Please direct questions to the Office of Mayor Virg Bernero at 517.483.4141, or by email at Lansing.Mayor@lansingmi.gov.