Parma State Of The City Address Set For Feb. 28

Mayor Tim DeGeeter will offer his 2017 State of the City address on Tuesday evening, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Continuing the trend started when he entered office in 2012, the mayor will showcase a community partner by taking his address outside of City Hall. This year, the address will be delivered at the General Motors Parma Metal Center, 5400 Chevrolet Blvd. The Mayor chose this location to highlight GM’s recent $218 million investment in the facility.

“GM's $218 million investment in the Parma Metal Center is a testament to the plant's workers, the management team, and the partnership the two share,” the mayor said when the investment was announced. “This major commitment helps to secure the plant's future, which is critically important for Parma and Northeast Ohio.”

The mayor is looking forward to talking about the development in Parma, including The Shoppes at Parma, development along Day Dr. and the Parma Splash Pad, expected this spring. “There are a lot of exciting things going on in our town center, the Crossroads of Parma, and I am really looking forward to telling everyone about all that’s going on,” DeGeeter said. “We are on our way to making Parma a destination point, and that’s a really exciting thing.”

Past State of the City speeches have been held at UH Parma Medical Center, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OSG Tool and the UAW 1005 Union Hall “Our administration’s approach has always been to combine common sense and hard work to produce real results,” DeGeeter said. “We’re proud to share some of our positive results at the State of the City address.”

The speech is open to the public. 

Jeannie Roberts

Communications Director for the City of Parma

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 9:22 AM, 02.01.2017