Santa Monica’s State of the City 2013 address will take place Thursday, Jan. 24 at the SGI-USA World Culture Center, 525 Wilshire Blvd.
The event, entitled “Santa Monica on the Move,” will focus on current issues impacting the business community.
Scheduled speakers will include Mayor Pam O’Connor, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce President Laurel Rosen, City Manager Rod Gould, Richard Thorpe, the CEO of the Exposition Construction Authority, Martha Welborne, the executive director of planning for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Ellis O’Connor, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce chairman of the board.
The speakers will address issues including the future Expo Line light rail in the city, as well as updates on all districts, neighborhoods and projects across the city.
During the program the Economic Excellence Award will be presented to the American Film Market for its continued investment to the community. In addition, special recognition will be given to O’Connor for her work on the Metro board and commitment to bringing light rail to the city.
The event will begin with a breakfast and networking program from 7 to 8 a.m., followed by the State of the City address at 8 a.m.
Tickets are $50 in advance.
Information, (310) 393-9825, or