The 4th annual event, which brought approximately 300 attendees to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, kicked off at 6 p.m. with an engagement fair. Residents spoke with City staff about department services, operations, and ways to get involved with their local government.
After a brief video showcased the City’s 2019 highlights, Mayor Chris Watts shared his final State of the City address. Mayor Watts focused on fiscal responsibility, capital projects, parks enhancements, growth and development, and public safety during his remarks. He also shared key statistics from his six years as Mayor, including the estimated 16,000 new residents in Denton, 64 percent increase in assessed value, and 88.79 lane miles constructed or reconstructed.
A question-and-answer session was held after the keynote address, giving residents a chance to ask Mayor Watts about a variety of City initiatives and projects.
The 2019 Annual Report also debuted at the event. The report provides a by-the-numbers look at what the City of Denton accomplished in 2019. A digital copy is available here.
Watch the 2019 highlights video and the Mayor’s State of the City address below.
Source: City of Denton