This has been a great week in Raleigh! It started off with the State of the City Address on Monday. This year, the Mayor's annual address focused on the City's sustainable initiatives and the success of those already implemented. Mayor Meeker also discussed the state of the economy in Raleigh and the triangle. We are fortunate to have the resources to be well-positioned to move out of the reccession much sooner than many other cities our size.
Tuesday afternoon we had Council, and Tuesday evening I attended the Sister Cities Annual Meeting. Sister Cities is a great organization, that is a part of Raleigh's International Affairs Council. 2010 was a great year for Sister Cities, and 2011 is on course to be even better!
Wednesday was a big day for District A, as we officially welcomed Whole Foods to the neighborhood! It is a great facility, and I know that Whole Foods will be an asset to our community. I am thrilled to have them in North Raleigh!
Wednesday afternoon, I celebrated the 200 Club's tenth anniversary! The 200 Club is a phenomenal organization that provides support to the families of fallen public safety officers. For ten years, they have shown outstanding support of public safety community in Wake County, and it was great to celebrate ten years of success!
This morning, Advocates for Health in Action hosted a breakfast and screened a great documentary on community gardening. I am extremely hopeful that we will begin to see more an more community gardens in Raleigh in the coming months and years. Community gardening not only encourages healthy eating habits, but is also a great educational and community development tool.
It has been a wonderful week, and a great way to kick-off Spring! Thank you to everyone who helped put together the wonderful events I was able to attend this week.