TUPELO – Mayor Jason Shelton has changed the annual “State of the City” event from Jan. 28 to Feb. 11 after two council members raised concerns about the announced date.
Shelton’s speech, scheduled for 4 p.m., will showcase Tupelo’s strengths, accomplishments and goals for this year.
“I don’t want you to change it for me, but if it’s on Tuesday (Jan. 28), I won’t be able to make it,” Ward 7 Councilman Willie Jennings told Shelton at a work session Tuesday. Council President Nettie Davis also expressed concerns about the time.
It had been set for 11:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at the BancorpSouth Convention Center. Some council members will travel that day to Jackson for a Mississippi Municipal League Conference.
“We’ll find another date for the State of the City,” Shelton said. “Fortunately, that’s something we can control.”