2021 Salisbury ‘State of the City Address’ centered around growth
SALISBURY, Md. – In Salisbury, community members got to hear what’s on the horizon for the next year as Mayor Jake Day presented the annual State of the City Address.
After having to witness the event remotely last year, Mayor Day says he was happy to have the event back in person, which took place at the Revival Theatre downtown.
The packed house listened to Mayor Day reflect on the past year, highlighting many key initiatives like the opening of Main Street. He also spoke on what’s ahead, saying that despite some challenges, growth is at the center for the future of Salisbury.
“Seeing the economic indicators, seeing the housing demand indicators, the desire for people to be here, population growth, and construction and development. All of those things to me say ‘Wow we’re doing some right,'” said Mayor Day. “That being said, there are areas of growth. The most significant one we’re working to address right now is the housing crisis. So we’re actively working to address that to ensure that Salisbury is a place where the people who want to be can be.”
Mayor also gave recognition to Julia Glanz, City Administrator and Acting Mayor while he was on deployment.
Other challenges the mayor says he’s working to address include transportation, making neighborhoods safer, and more construction.