The 2017 Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce board of directors poses for a photograph at last year’s State of the City address.

The 2017 Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce board of directors poses for a photograph at last year’s State of the City address.

File photo by Patricia O’Blenes


Eastpointe State of the City to be held Feb. 22

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published January 31, 2018

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce announced that Eastpointe’s State of the City address will be at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 22 at Eastpointe Manor, 24611 Gratiot Ave., with three keynote speakers: Eastpointe Community Schools Superintendent Ryan McLeod, 38th District Court Judge Carl Gerds III and Eastpointe Mayor Suzanne Pixley.

Preregistration tickets cost $18; the cost will be $23 at the door. The event is open to everybody. 

Chamber Executive Director Linda Weishaupt said that the State of the City address is a “report card of sorts” to explain what happened the previous year, and what the keynote speakers look forward to in the future. 

According the Weishaupt, the State of the City address used to be a luncheon.  

“This event used to be a lunch for many years, then we went to a dinner. Now we’re going back to a lunch. We’re going to try it again this year and see how it goes, then we’ll determine next year’s after this,” said Weishaupt. 

Weishaupt said she’s excited to have the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, the Kenyetta Mathes Meemic Insurance Agency, the Advantage Living Center and C & G Newspapers as sponsors. 

“I’m excited about having these four major sponsors, because it allows us to keep the ticket cost down,” said Weishaupt.  

Eastpointe Mayor Suzanne Pixley explained what she will be speaking about at the State of the City address. 

“I’ll be speaking on the major events that have happened in the past year and what we’re anticipating with the new year,” said Pixley. 

Pixley is hoping to introduce the new city manager at this year’s State of the City address. 

“We’re hoping that whoever is the new city manager, that we want to focus more on things to improve the city, and working more with parks and redevelopment of some of our properties,” said Pixley.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the State of the City address, contact the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce at (586) 776-5520.