State of the Cities
Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 8 to 9:30 a.m.
In-person and livestream event
Join us at this annual event that brings our community together to ask questions of our local cities' leaders and talk about our region’s growth, goals and priorities. Where are we headed? What challenges do we face and what successes can we celebrate? We will have our local mayors representing their cities to provide updates, including Mayor Kory Peterson in Horace, Mayor Bernie Dardis in West Fargo, Mayor Shelly Carlson in Moorhead, Mayor Tim Mahoney in Fargo and Mayor Chad Olson in Dilworth . Don’t miss out on this community-wide conversation.
Each January, we gather to reflect on five cities that make up our metro. As we kick off a new year, our community comes together to ask questions of the mayors of Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Dilworth and Horace, and talk about the cities’ growth, goals and priorities.
At the last State of the Cities event, the mayors shared not only their vision, but highlighted the hurdles and issues that affected our cities in the coming year.
The event provides a great opportunity for Chamber and community members to weigh in on the issues that you care about by asking questions directly to our city leaders. We open questions for the mayors prior to the event via an online form and allow live questions from the audience as well.
We also do live polling each year so that members and attendees can voice their opinion on various issues. This information is often cited in media reports, affects business planning, and helps our Chamber know where our members stand on certain matters. This year, workforce once again topped the list of important issues affecting the community, followed by mental and behavioral health. These polls help us understand where you fall on the issues so we can better guide our own Chamber events and efforts.
Alerus | Apex Engineering Group | Bell Bank | Bethany Retirement Living | BNSF Railway Company
Beverage Wholesalers, Inc. | Bremer Bank | Cass County Electric Cooperative | The City of Fargo
Cornerstone Bank | Dabbert Custom Homes | Dawson Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency
Eventide Senior Living Communities | FM Area Association of Realtors
Fargo Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau | First International Bank & Trust
Flint Group | Gate City Bank | HDR Engineering, Inc.
Heartland Trust Company | Heritage Homes | Home Builders Association of Fargo Moorhead
JLG Architects | Kilbourne Group | Marvin | McGough | Midco | MWC Advertising of Fargo-Moorhead
Minnesota State University Moorhead | Park Co., Realtors | ROERS
Sanford Health | Starion Bank | US Bank | Wanzek | Western State Bank
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