Annual State of the City Address moved to television, online only to reduce Coronavirus risk

March 11, 2020

Press Release Date:

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The City of Vancouver has opted to change the format of this month’s annual State of the City Address in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) planning guidance that recommends modifying, postponing or canceling large public events in order to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) within the community. 

Instead of a public event at Vancouver City Hall, this year’s State of the City Address will be broadcast on Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) Comcast channel 23 and HD 323, online at, and on the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26.

“While there are no known cases of coronavirus at this time associated with any of the City’s buildings, the decision to change this year’s State of the City Address was made to help keep our community safe,” said Vancouver Mayor McEnerny-Ogle. “I’m looking forward to giving this year’s address, where I will reflect back on the City’s major accomplishments from 2019 and highlight future plans and initiatives.”

The video version of the address will include American Sign Language interpretation and closed-captioning. The State of the City Annual Report to Citizens will also be inserted into The Columbian newspaper and posted on the City’s website at on March 26.