Eggs & Issues: Annual "State of the City" presentation by City Council President Terry Weld and City Manager Dale Peters
As the Chamber's Annual Eggs & Issues program devoted to "The State of the City" kicked off on Friday morning, February 21, City Council President Terry Weld began by thanking City Manager Dale Peters (who is retiring in May) for his 30 years of service to the City. Weld's thank-you sentiments brought the assembled group of nearly 100 business and community leaders to the feet for a standing ovation.
The departure of Peters from the City this spring was one of the upcoming challenges highlighted by Weld, as he and Peters recounted accomplishments from 2019 and looked ahead to the coming year.
Left: Dale Peters responds to a standing ovation for his years of service as City Council President Terry Weld looks on
Right: A full room at the Lismore Hotel for the 2020 "State of the City" address
Weld and Peters provided the audience with a two-page list of major accomplishments from the past year, which included work to maintain a strong economic base, providing infrastructure, strengthening the organization and responsiveness of the city, emphasizing neighborhood connections, and engaging "opportunities to make Eau Claire livable, lovable, and fun."
Key initiatives highlighted included downtown development, development of the Renewable Energy Action Plan, completion of the remodeling of City Hall, street reconstruction projects, work on reducing homelessness, initiation of the "Wintermission" effort to embrace winter, and more. They also provided a one-page summary of Eau Claire's Strategic Plan.
State of the City PowerPoint Presentation (City of Eau Claire)
City of Eau Claire Strategic Plan & 2019 Accomplishments (City of Eau Claire)
City's economy did well in 2019 (Leader-Telegram)
State of the City discusses past and future events for Eau Claire (WEAU 13 News)
Posted by Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.