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The city of San Marcos will present the eighth annual “State of the City” program on Monday, January 28 from 5:30 to 8 the City of San Marcos Conference Center at Embassy Suites, 3101 S. Interstate 35.

The public is invited to attend the free event.

The program will include a department fair, live music, remarks by Mayor Daniel Guerrero and the city council, and the presentation of special Pioneer Spirit Awards.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to visit with our departments and for the city council to present brief reports on what’s been accomplished, our challenges and what’s ahead for our community,” Mayor Daniel Guerrero said.

A department fair will begin at 5:30 p.m. featuring exhibits and information from city of San Marcos departments and programs.

City partners on special projects will also participate in the fair, including the Youth Master Plan, Achieving Community Together, the San Marcos CISD Marketing Alliance, the Core 4 and Texas State University Community Relations.

The Hill Country Youth Chorus conducted by Dr. Lynn Brinkmeyer will provide a musical prelude at 6:30 p.m. The program will start at 7 p.m. with City Manager Jim Nuse as master of ceremonies. Pastor Mark Newton will give the invocation. The San Marcos High School ROTC Color Guard will post the colors, followed by the pledge of allegiance led by the Hernandez Elementary School Ambassadors Club. Tenor Don Anders will perform the National Anthem.

The San Marcos City Council will present highlights and what’s ahead in 2013 during the State of the City presentations. Speakers include Mayor Daniel Guerrero, and city council members John Thomaides, Wayne Becak, Kim Porterfield, Shane Scott, Jude Prather and Ryan Thomason.

They will speak on themes that are part of the city’s forthcoming comprehensive plan, covering topics such as neighborhoods, economic development, land use, transportation and infrastructure, parks and public facilities and the Youth Master Plan.

Each city council member will present special “Pioneer Spirit Awards” honoring local citizens and organizations for their contributions to the San Marcos community. Gary Job Corps executive director Lonnie Hall will give the benediction. Following the program, the public is invited to a reception.


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