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Mayor Horrigan’s State of the City Address Postponed


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of City of Akron Press Office
Published: 07-21-2022

Akron, Ohio, July 21, 2022 — Today, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has announced that his State of the City address, originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2022 has been postponed. For those corporate sponsors and individuals who have already purchased tickets, they will still be valid for the rescheduled date, or you can request a refund by contacting [email protected].

Statement from Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan:

“Right now, the state of our city is hurting. Our city has been shaken by the death of Jayland Walker and I feel now is not the appropriate time for the State of the City address. I believe what our city needs in this moment is to embrace the discomfort we feel and not shy away from difficult conversations. This moment is not business as usual, but rather a time for reflection; reflection on how we work, how we view each other, and how we live out our values of compassion, equity, and justice. I will still have a message for the community in the days to come, but it will not be from on a stage, but rather speaking directly with the people of Akron. We will rebuild the state of our city together.”

A rescheduled date for the State of the City address will be announced at a later time. 

For further information, contact:
Stephanie Marsh
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 330-375-2754
E-mail: [email protected]

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