AKRON, Ohio — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on Aug. 9, 2021.
The City of Akron has announced the rescheduled date for Mayor Dan Horrigan's State of the City address.
The event will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. Breakfast will kick off the event at 7 a.m.
Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE.
The State of the City address was previously scheduled to take place on Aug. 17, 2022, but on July 21, Mayor Horrigan announced that he was postponing the event.
Horrigan postponed the event following the deadly Akron police shooting of Jayland Walker.
Below is the full statement Horrigan released when he postponed the event.
Right now, the state of our city is hurting. Our city has been shaken by the death of Jayland Walker and I feel now is not the appropriate time for the State of the City address. I believe what our city needs in this moment is to embrace the discomfort we feel and not shy away from difficult conversations. This moment is not business as usual, but rather a time for reflection; reflection on how we work, how we view each other, and how we live out our values of compassion, equity, and justice. I will still have a message for the community in the days to come, but it will not be from on a stage, but rather speaking directly with the people of Akron. We will rebuild the state of our city together.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on July 21, 2022