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Second Annual State Of Park City Address Will Focus On 2020 Vision Process


Park City Mayor Andy Beerman says the town’s State of the City address takes on a little different tone than other cities, or the governor’s annual State of the State address.

“It’s not meant to be formal at all," Beerman said. "It’s a celebration of who we are, and I think, as a mountain culture up here, we’re kind of lighthearted and we like to have fun, so the State of Park City should reflect that.”

Tuesday’s event will feature three parts. The first is a presentation by Beerman, reflecting on 2019 and looking ahead to 2020. Then, the consultant for Park City’s Vision 2020 project, Future IQ, will present results from that process. Lastly, city councilmembers will take questions from the audience. Beerman says it’s a time to check in with community members.

“It’s been a long winter — we haven’t seen the locals as much, there haven’t been a lot of excuses to get out," Beerman said. "So, we’re trying to bring everybody together and sort of celebrate the last year, look forward to the next year and eat pie and refamiliarize ourselves with our neighbors.”

The event will mark one of the last conversations as part of the city’s months-long Vision 2020 process. After this presentation, Beerman says there will be a couple more opportunities for input, including one on sustainable tourism and another in May or June that focuses on solutions to what the community has outlined as present or future issues.

“No idea is too big or small to throw out there and brainstorm how our community would like us to take action,” Beerman said.

The State of Park City address will feature Spanish translation services and family-friendly activities for kids. Park City Municipal will livestream the event from its Facebook page.

Emily Means hadn’t intended to be a journalist, but after two years of studying chemistry at the University of Utah, she found her fit in the school’s communication program. Diving headfirst into student media opportunities, Means worked as a host, producer and programming director for K-UTE Radio as well as a news writer and copy editor at The Daily Utah Chronicle.
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