Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin will host his third State of the City Address at Fox Valley Mall on Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m
The theme is “3Rs: Renewal, Redevelopment and Revitalization.”
“This will be the first time we have ever had a State of the City Address in a venue such as this,” said Mayor Irvin. “The Fox Valley Mall’s commitment to our community is longstanding and is clearly evident in its most recent plans, which clearly uphold our theme this year.”
The 2020 State of the City Address will be given at the mall’s newly renovated Center Park, a 13,000 sq. ft., $7 million dollar project which is just Phase I of internal and external redevelopment and revitalization projects at the mall.
“We are deeply honored to host the mayor’s State of the City address at Fox Valley Mall this year,” said senior general manager Scott Samson. “The event in Center Park, a site that is a literal example of renewal, redevelopment and revitalization for the mall and the surrounding area.”
Since Mayor Irvin took office, the annual State of the City Address has been held in the evening to be more accessible to the community. His first address in 2018 was held at the Paramount Theatre, and the second address was hosted last year at Aurora University.
The event is hosted in collaboration with the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Quad County African-American Chamber of Commerce and the Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
“Remember the mall will be open, and we encourage everyone to come on out and watch from the surrounding areas as well,” said Mayor Irvin. “While you’re there take time to visit more than 100 retail stores and eateries before or after the event. “