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Mayor Woodards to Host the 2023 State of the City Address on March 16

Mayor Victoria Woodards will host Tacoma's 2023 State of the City Address on Thursday, March 16, 2023. During the free community event, Mayor Woodards will speak on the theme “Building Tomorrow Together”. This in-person event will be held at Mount Tahoma High School at 6:30 PM. Topics covered during her address will include community safety, affordable housing and homelessness, and Tacoma’s ongoing recovery from the global pandemic.


Andrea Reay, President/CEO of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and Tara Zolfaghari, Vice Chair of the Mayor’s Youth Commission will serve as co-emcees.   


Event Details

Thursday, March 16, 2023

6:30 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM, auditorium opens at 6 PM)

Free and open to the public - Advance registration required

Mount Tacoma High School Auditorium

4634 S. 74th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Map and Directions

Free parking is available


Free to Attend but Advanced Registration is Required

Community members who are interested in attending this free, public event must register in advance via Eventbrite. Due to space limitations, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending the State of the City Address are encouraged to register by Friday, March 3 at 3 PM. If you have questions, or requests for special accommodations including language translations, please reach out to Jennifer Durham via email.


Register for the 2023 State of the City Address


Watch the State of the City Address on TV Tacoma and Online

If you are unable to attend in-person, Mayor Woodards' remarks can be viewed live on TV Tacoma or tvtacoma.com and on Facebook Live at facebook.com/cityoftacoma. Event attendees and members of the public can post about and follow the event using #SOTC253.


On Rainier Connect, TV Tacoma is available within Tacoma city limits and in Pierce County:

  • On channel 512 in high definition
  • On channel 12 in standard definition
  • On channel 21 in standard definition in University Place

On Comcast, TV Tacoma is available:

  • On channel 321 in high definition within Tacoma city limits and in Pierce County
  • On channel 12 in standard definition within Tacoma city limits
  • On channel 21 in Pierce County
  • Not available in University Place