January 20, 2015
7:00 am to 9:30 am
  1. Soka Gakkai International Auditorium-USA 
    606 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

  2. 1st Annual Tech Start Up Award 
    Accepting nominations until January 2, 2015


“The annual State of the City event provides an important update by our City Leaders as well as offering a robust and ambitious business discussion with some of Santa Monica's game changing leaders. This year the discussion will focus on the blueprint to maintain and attract new small and large commercial and innovative entities that will continue to grow economic vibrancy in Santa Monica.”  said Julia Ladd, Chair of the Chamber of Commerce and Assistant Vice President, Property Management, Santa Monica Place.

"The State of the City breakfast is an excellent means of getting the latest in what's happening in Santa Monica, and the 2015 event is focused on ‘game changers’ - the trends, projects, and individuals who are shaping our fair city's future,” said Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould. “Please join us to take stock, network and celebrate the start of a new year in our dynamic word-class city."

Chamber President Laurel Rosen will present the welcome address, new Mayor Kevin McKeown will follow with information on the current state of Santa Monica. Afterward, outgoing City Manager Rod Gould will provide insight into the future and reflections on his tenure. Following the awards presentation and panel discussion, the inaugural tech startup award will be presented to one of three finalists.

2014 State of the City Video

For questions about the State of the City
please contact Gigi de Pourtales,
Director of Marketing & Events at


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