Copperas Cove will hold two events Wednesday to update and introduce residents to services.
The annual State of the City Address will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at Cinergy Cinemas and be followed by a 3 to 5 p.m. Meet the City festival at Copperas Cove Civic Center.
“These two events generate enthusiasm among citizens and community leaders,” City Manager Andrea Gardner said. “They provide an opportunity for the citizens to stay informed with current year accomplishments and future endeavors.”
In previous years, Gardner gave residents updates on current and future city projects, the city’s budget, and area residential and commercial growth.
Presentations about completed projects and community events also are displayed during the address, said Betty Price, Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce president who helps organize the event.
She said it includes a “great recap” of the city’s progress during the last year from the Cove Economic Development Corporation, the chamber, Cove Independent School District and the city.
“There is a lot of great information on ongoing projects,” said Betty Price, Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce president. “But it is not all about the projects. It is all about the community. It is about the people. It is about the activities that are held.”
Meet the City fest
The Meet the City festival provides a chance for residents and their children to interact with every city department, including police officers, firefighters, and building and composting employees.
Departments such as Parks and Recreation will provide entertainment for children, city documents stated.
Other departments and city organizations such as Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful will make various presentations. KCCB will demonstrate how paper is recycled, according to city documents.
Meet the City and the State of the City Address bring the community together in a positive atmosphere so residents and city staff can have a positive interaction, Gardner said.
“The events are held to improve communication with the citizens of Copperas Cove, and to increase their knowledge and understanding of how their local city government operates,” she said.