“State of the City” lacks the pizzazz to really get the blood going. As a phrase, it ranks right down there with “environmental impact statement” or “comprehensive annual financial report” in terms of pure, mind-numbing bureaucratese.
Don’t be fooled, though. Hopkins has something special planned for this year’s State of the City—as it does every year. Officials pride themselves on offering up an event that goes well beyond the usual yawn-inducing PowerPoint presentations.
The mayor and council will still provide information on all things Hopkins at the Feb. 12 event. But it's sure to stick out from the more-traditional council meetings.
If that still doesn’t pique your interest, there’s also the Taste of Hopkins that the Hopkins Business & Civic Association will host just before the State of the City. The event will include a sampling of appetizers, entrées, beverages and desserts from Hopkins restaurants.
Attendees are also encouraged to bring a monetary donation or nonperishable food item to benefit ICA Food Shelf.
If you go …
- When: Taste of Hopkins runs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 12. The State of the City follows immediately afterward.
- Where: Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet