What: 2018 State of the City
When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts – 100 South Virginia St.
Who: Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, Reno City Council, Reno City Manager Sabra Newby, RSCVA Executive Vice President Jennifer Cunningham and more
Parking: Free event parking will be available at the downtown City Hall Parking Garage, which can be accessed from Center Street.
Social media: Use the hashtag #SOTCReno to join the conversation. Also see the official Facebook event.
We are very excited to announce that we will host our State of the City address on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Please join Mayor Hillary Schieve and the Reno City Council at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, located at 100 South Virginia Street in Reno.
The event is free and open to the public, and attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No RSVP is required for the general public, as all seating will be General Admission. The Pioneer Center has seating space for 1,488 people.
Doors to the Pioneer Center open at 5 p.m., theater doors open at 6 p.m. and stage presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. The City of Reno will also hold its first ever Community Engagement Fair prior to the address (details below).
The theme of this year’s State of the City is “Big Arts Little City,” and the event will include exciting arts and culture entertainment, in addition to the speech, which will begin at approximately 7 p.m.
Scheduled performances at the 2018 State of the City event include Controlled Burn Reno, Note-Ables, Reno Jazz Orchestra, Sierra Nevada Ballet, TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada and A.V.A. Ballet Theatre. The National Anthem will be performed by Grace Hayes.
Community Engagement Fair
The meet-and-greet style fair offers citizens an in-person opportunity to engage with their local government and learn about key city programs, provide input through surveys and discover how they can get involved with the City of Reno through a variety of commissions and boards.
A variety of City departments from Arts, Culture and Special Events to Fire and Police will set up booths in the Pioneer Center’s Exhibit Hall, which is located in the Lower Lobby.
“Communications and community engagement are cornerstones in our mission to be an open and transparent government,” Reno City Manager Sabra Newby said. “We encourage citizens to attend the fair, which provides people with a tangible opportunity to engage with City leadership, as well as the State of the City address, where they can hear about our accomplishments over the past year and some of the major opportunities we can capitalize on moving forward.”