Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will give the annual State of the City address at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, according to a news release from the city.

The release said this year’s theme, “Always Rise,” will aim to celebrate the city’s strength and resiliency amid tough times such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the city, Turner’s address will focus on topics such as updates on the city’s programs and services as well as on efforts to keep its technology, innovation and health practices on the “cutting edge.”

There will also be discussion on the overall impact of the pandemic and the city’s efforts to help its citizens and businesses recover, according to the release, as well as on infrastructure improvements and the public-private partnerships aiming to help improve residents’ quality of life.

“I am looking forward to highlighting the city’s goals and achievements,” Turner said. “We have proven time and again that by working together, Houston can turn obstacles into opportunities.”

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