UPDATE with a new date: Mayor of West Hartford to present annual State of the City – We-Ha

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[Updated, Feb. 23, 2022] The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce will host the Mayor’s annual State of the City address at the Pond House Cafe, and due to forecasted weather, the event has been rescheduled to Friday, March 4.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor will present the annual ‘State of the Town’ address at the Pond House Cafe in Elizabeth Park, marking the return of the event to an in-person format after a virtual presentation in 2021. Due to weather forecasts , lunch has been moved from Friday, February 25 to Friday, March 4, and all tickets will be honored.

She will look back on the past year – including the city’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic – as well as her vision for the future.

The annual event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is organized and hosted by the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce and traditionally sells out. It promises to be engaging and informative for residents as well as those doing business in West Hartford, organizers said.

“2021 has been a year of ups and downs, but we’ve come out of it stronger, more focused and optimistic,” Cantor said. “West Hartford’s economy continues to be stable and home values ​​are among the highest in the area. With strategic budgeting and funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, I’m excited to share with you on February 25 March 4 the city’s development, innovation and solutions plans for 2022 as well as a reflection on 2021. »

West Hartford Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christopher Conway said, “As part of our commitment to be the community and business nexus of West Harford, the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce is proud to facilitate this important community forum. West Hartford has done a great job of navigating the changing tide of the pandemic over the past two years. We look forward to hearing Mayor Cantor’s update and vision for our community moving forward.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Lunch will be provided by the Pond House Cafe and pre-registration is required. Tickets are $45 for West Hartford Chamber of Commerce members and $55 for non-members.

Anyone who purchased tickets and can no longer attend the new date should contact the Chamber of Commerce to receive a refund.

This is the fifth time Cantor, a longtime West Hartford resident, will deliver the annual State of the City Address. She has been mayor since May 17, 2016, and previously deputy mayor (2011-2016) and member of the city council since 2004.

West Hartford Community Interactive TV will be broadcasting the event on Comcast Channel 5, Frontier TV 6098 and their YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/whctv5) to accommodate anyone unable to attend in person.

This year’s presenting sponsor is TD Bank. Gold sponsors include: American School for the Deaf, Blue Back Square, UHY Advisors, Westfield Bank and WHy West Hartford. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available and further details can be found here.

Please visit www.whchamber.com to register or call the Chamber offices at 860-521-2300 for more information.

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