On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Denton community came together at the City of Denton’s 3rd Annual State of the City event at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center. At the event, residents, business owners, and community leaders joined City Council Members and staff to learn about City services, upcoming events, and ways to get involved in local government.
Mayor Chris Watts delivered the keynote address, highlighting the City’s progress and accomplishments from the past year and goals for the future. The address focused on organizational changes, capital projects, growth and development, public safety, and social service initiatives. Following the keynote address, a question-and-answer session was held, giving all attendees a chance to ask about a variety of City projects.
Throughout the event, attendees were able to learn about City departments, their operations, and a wide variety of programs and services through an engagement fair.
“This year we had an increased focus on improving service delivery, working strategically to implement changes and deliver results in key areas such as capital projects, development services, and public safety,” said City Manager Todd Hileman. “I’m proud that we can highlight the high-quality programs, projects, and improved services that provide so much value to the Denton community at the State of the City event.”
In addition to the Mayor’s remarks, the second annual issue of the City of Denton Annual Report
was available to attendees. The report includes major accomplishments from the previous year, business process improvements and cost containment strategies, and upcoming projects to better serve residents and businesses.
A copy of the 2017-18 Annual Report
and event photos will be available on the City’s website at www.cityofdenton.com
for more news and to stay updated.