State of the City Address
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM) (EDT)
Progress is being made daily as the City of Harrisburg continues to promote economic growth and improve the quality of life for its residents. To update you on that progress, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC is excited to host Mayor Wanda R.D. Williams at the State of the City Address. Join us as we hear Mayor Williams' vision for the future as she moves the city forward. A question and answer period featuring members of Mayor Williams' staff will be held following Mayor Williams' address.
Do you have a question for Mayor Williams and her staff? Submit your questions here! Deadline to submit questions is Friday, September 8th.
Deadline to register is Friday, September 22nd.
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Welcome Remarks
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Lunch & Networking
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Keynote Presentation from Mayor Wanda Williams
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Moderated Q&A with Mayor Williams & City of Harrisburg Department Heads
1:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks
Dress Code: Business Casual
Meet Mayor Wanda R.D. Williams
The Honorable Wanda R.D. Williams currently serves as the 39th Mayor of the City of Harrisburg. She was sworn into office on January 3rd, 2022 by Commonwealth Court Judge Lori Dumas.
The Mayor is a proud lifelong resident of Harrisburg, and a graduate of William Penn High School and Harrisburg Area Community College. She has been married to her husband Jerome “Jerry” K. Williams for 43 years, and together they have 5 children, 18 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
After a career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Wanda was first elected to Harrisburg City Council in 2005 and served as the President from 2010 through 2021. A staunch advocate for city residents, she helped challenge Harrisburg’s Act 47 Plan, resulting in a fairer deal and millions of dollars in savings. Additionally, while on Harrisburg City Council, the Mayor enacted legislation to “Ban the Box” on city job applications and has worked with numerous federal and state agencies to secure more resources for the city. Mayor Williams also serves her community as an executive board member of the Pennsylvania Municipal League, as a Dauphin County Democratic Committeewoman, and as a board member for the Downtown Improvement District. She previously served as a member of the Human Advocacy Commission, as a board member of Rejoice Adoption Agency, and as president of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local Union 3105.
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