State of the City Address


On April 11, 2019, Mayor Berry Vrbanovic was joined by members of council at the Kitchener Operations Facility, 131 Goodrich Dr., where he delivered his 5th annual State of the City Address.

This year's address reflected our community's recent successes and shared the city's vision for adapting to the challenges and opportunities of the coming year. Along with the mayor's speech, select members of city staff showcased some of the innovative programs being put in place to continue growing Kitchener as a caring, vibrant and prosperous community. 

Net proceeds from this event were donated to the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation.

The transcript and video recording of the speech, which was also streamed live on April 11, are posted below:

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