Mayor Walter Maddox
State of the City
November 8, 2011
For the past five years, from this podium, I have reported to you that the state of our City was strong.
In the past 195 days, in a very powerful way, our report was validated by our citizens who refused to yield in the face of withering adversity and have met every challenge with a confident hope and compassionate heart that continues to inspire our City, State and Nation.
Further evidence of our strength was found in the courage, dedication and ingenuity of our employees who performed at the highest level.
To that end, I would like our department heads, incident commanders and all city staff to rise so that we can show you our appreciation for a job well-done.
Even among heroes, there are those who demonstrate an unwavering commitment beyond the imaginable.