San Marcos Mayor to deliver 2013 State of the City Address

San Marcos Mayor to deliver 2013 State of the City Address

Mayor Jim Desmond will deliver the annual San Marcos State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 26 during a luncheon at Williams Barn at Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive. Registration begins at 11:15; a buffet lunch will be available at 11:30 am; and the Mayor’s address will start at 12:15 pm.

Limited tickets for the event are available for $35 per person by calling the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at (760) 744-1270. Corporate sponsorships are also available through the Chamber.

This year’s event will have a nostalgic flavor as the City prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary of incorporation, which took place on January 28, 1963. The City Council will share their favorite historical San Marcos memory via a short video produced by Palomar College and Mayor Desmond’s talk will highlight some of the most significant accomplishments of the last year. He will also outline upcoming goals in the areas of public safety, parks and community services, community development, traffic and transportation, and other quality of life issues.

Following the luncheon, guests are invited to stop by the nearby Mary Young Connors Hall at Heritage Park to view the San Marcos Historical Society’s newly launched exhibit, “San Marcos: Our 50 Years of Cityhood.” The year-long exhibit features artifacts and memorabilia that recognize San Marcos’ first five decades.

The event is co-hosted by the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and will be rebroadcast on San Marcos TV during the month of March or on demand at

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