Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021
City of Little Rock Public Relations (501) 371-4421Stephanie Jackson | 501 539 3960
Includes Residents’ Stories, Major Announcement on ’21 Plans
On Thursday, March 25 at 6pm, Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. will deliver the 2021 State of the City address. The event, traditionally held before a live audience of one hundred or more people, will be virtual this year and is titled Rebuild the Rock: State of the City Virtual Experience. It will stream to both the city YouTube and Facebook pages and will be accessible at LittleRock.gov.
By city ordinance, the State of the City address must be given before March 31st. During the event, Mayor Scott will provide in-depth plans for 2021, and it will also contain incredible stories from Little Rock residents sharing their experiences and struggles over the past year and aspirations for this year.
“I’m excited to come into the homes, workplaces, backyards, or even vehicles of Little Rock residents and share this celebration of what makes our city extraordinary,” Mayor Scott said. “We’ll hear from a first responder and ICU nurse, a small business owner who innovated to keep the business afloat, a grandmother who came out of retirement to take care of her grandkids when they couldn’t go to preschool, a mom and principal at one of Little Rock’s community schools, and a recent college grad who loves Little Rock’s food, culture and recreation scene. And I’ll make a major announcement about how we plan to Rebuild the Rock and put our city back on the right footing for more success in 2021 and beyond.”
The virtual experience will feature Little Rock youth providing the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Rodney Block Collective featuring Bijoux Pighee, Judson Spillyards and DJ Troy G for a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Residents from around Little Rock and City of Little Rock employees will be featured during the show welcome and introductions of the Little Rock Board of Directors.