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Mayor Gray to deliver his State of the District Address on March 11, 2014

Mayor Gray to deliver his State of the District Address
Mayor Gray to deliver his State of the District Address
Photo by Professor Metze

With all the snow successfully removed that caused a postponement on March 4th, the 2014 State of the District address by Mayor Vincent Gray will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday March 11th, 2014, at Kelly Miller Middle School on 301 49th Street, N.E.

The economy, the health, and the welfare of the District of Columbia will be discussed in the meeting for residents of the District of Columbia and will be covered by all major media outlets in the city. The address is important because it is an opportunity for the mayor to discuss the progress the city has made since he last gave a report to the city in 2013.

With a record surplus and a successful jobs program, Gray comes to the platform with the District showing its best economic performance in four years. The residents who are also the customers of the District of Columbia services, will receive a report of the services that have been delivered over the past year.

The Government Shutdown in October 2013 had a major impact of the city. Gray’s leadership during the Government Shutdown was a focal point of major news stories including his address at Friendship Collegiate Academy in October.

Gray will deliver the 2014 State of the District Address and he will report on the status of the city and outline his agenda and priorities for the coming year. The event will take place at a DC Public School that is an example for the District.

“Under the leadership of 2013 D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) Principal of the Year Abdullah Zaki, student achievement, enrollment and the culture and climate of Kelly Miller Middle School have dramatically improved. Students’ proficiency rates at the school have jumped up by double digits, and truancy and suspension rates have decreased significantly. Kelly Miller is an example of the tremendous gains that are being made by DCPS students at schools across the city,” the Mayor’s office said.

The State of District address is an event that all residents are welcomed to attend. Examiner.com will cover the event and will present a complete report with photographs of the event tomorrow. Stay tuned.

The Benning Road Metro Station is the nearest subway station to Kelly Miller Middle School.