State of the City Slated; Mayor’s Conference Held Opportunities for Huntington

Updated 25 weeks ago by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter
Mayor Steve Williams
Mayor Steve Williams
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No hints the actual State of the City address surfaced at the Huntington City Council meeting, Monday, Jan. 27, but Mayor Williams did announce that it will be given on Friday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. in council chambers at Huntington City Hall.

However, the Mayor did beam a bit about his trip to Washington, D.C. He was invited to the conference by the Mayor of Louisville, Ky., one of the cities from which his Huntington vision flows.

“I’m proud of what we are doing together,” Williams said, adding that in the future “cities will be looking to us for (technological, infrastructure and safety) innovations.”

Following the council meeting, Williams said, “Innovation is the key to success, whether it be the arts, law enforcement or technology. A lot of things we  are now doing are leading the way of doing things throughout the country.”

Williams referred to inquiries concerning Huntington’s emergency software application and the home grown food project (the latter exemplified by The Wild Ramp), in the future, “I could be having conversations with cities in the millions of people and tell them we are doing some things in having their staff contact ours.”

270 Mayor’s attended the conference which included a visit with the President, Vice President and the Cabinet.

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