State of the City Address

Download Mayor Donker's slides (PDF) - This is a large file, so have patience!

“Work touches the heart with fire. It instills zeal in life. It provides purpose and pride. People of talent, willing to sacrifice and work, make the discoveries . . . write the books . . .  produce the arts . . . win the campaigns . . . [lead their communities out of despair and into recovery].”  

Mayor Maureen Donker delivered her 2022 State of the City Address on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at The Great Hall Banquet & Conference Center in Midland during the Midland Business Aliiance's first quarter meeting. Mayor Donker's address focused on one word: WORK.

Throughout her speech, she attributed the work done by the City and our community partnerships to one of four key performance areas identified by the January 2014 Exploring Our Future initiative: Building Our Livelihood, Developing Our Talent, Caring For Our People, and Enriching Our Community. You can learn more about Exploring Our Future here.

At the event, attendees were given a card that contained the four key focus areas of the Exploring Your Future initiative and a copy of the article she has on her office wall entitled "Work". You can download a copy of your own here or view them below.

Excerpt from the article "Work" on Mayor Donker's wall

The following are links to more information as referenced in Mayor Donker's address:

City of Midland

Community Partnerships