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Jan. 21, 2011 at 3:31pm

Mayor Marilyn Strickland to deliver first-ever "State of the City" address January 31, 2011 at Tacoma Shift Happens

Celebrate the accomplishments of 2010 and dream of possibilities for 2011 and beyond when Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland makes her first ever State of the City Address at Shift Happens, January 31 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

The State of the City Address is a look at the recent past and near future of Tacoma, with an emphasis on celebration.  

Make no mistake. Amidst all the doom and gloom in 2010, Tacoma has found plenty to celebrate, including national honors for local projects for youth and sustainability, renewed efforts dedicated to improving the quality of local education, and the emergence of a groundswell of new small businesses in the city.

The State of the City Address will cap a day-long celebration of sustainability, local living and local business happening at three events  - BE Green South Sound, Pecha Kucha Vol. 9, and Tacoma Shift Happens. Pecha Kucha Vol. 9, Shift Happens and the State of the City Address are all free to attend. Everyone is encouraged to attend daytime seminar sessions at BE Green South Sound for just $10.

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comments [5]  |  posted under , Green, Marilyn Strickland, Mayor, Shift Happens, Tacoma


by Jesse on 1/21/2011 @ 3:36pm
Genius. This is a great way to put the pressure publicly on Mr. Anderson for the Strickland agenda.


by Erik on 1/21/2011 @ 5:57pm

by NineInchNachos on 1/21/2011 @ 6:30pm
you tube it!

by Erik on 1/22/2011 @ 9:47am
Can't wait to hear Mayor Stricklan'd spellbinding inspirational speech to the citizens of the City of Destiny.

Here are some model speeches that night help her:


"Think Not"


RE: the Washington State History Museum:

"Tear Down This Wall"

by BE Green South Sound on 1/23/2011 @ 12:07pm
That woman doesn't need any help with compelling public speaking....


Sustainability isn't a trend anymore. It's basic business. It's the next great phase of economic evolution. And while many companies are cashing in on sustainable business trends, it's not enough to just talk green and look green. Businesses have to BE Green.

Like many business people, you may be intrigued by sustainability. You may be enticed by the savings offered by lean operations. You may want to know why your clients or customers are spending their money on green products and services. Maybe you want to save the planet. Maybe you plan to start small, and see where it goes from there.

Whatever compels you, the BE Green South Sound Blog will provide you with all the tools, information, free and low-costs resources, connections, and inspiration needed to propel your own sustainable business initiatives.

You'll learn what the heck a carbon footprint is, and how to manage it. You'll learn about transportation and energy-use alternatives that any business can use. You'll learn simple strategies that will save you money, sell products, be more productive, drive profits and, most importantly, contribute to a sustainable business future.

Whatever you're interested in learning or achieving, we're going to help you make sense of it all. Be Green. It's easier than you think.

January 31 at the Greater Tacoma Trade and Convention Center


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