News Release

Sternquist to Deliver State of the City Address

Storytelling is the main theme; mayor to address the past and future.

TEMPLE CITY, CA (Feb. 21, 2018)—Temple City Mayor Cynthia Sternquist will discuss local traditions and past successes while outlining the city council’s plans for the coming year in the annual State of the City address on Tuesday, March 13.

Open to the public, the event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Temple City, 9704 Woodruff Ave. A reception will follow.

Mayor Sternquist’s speech will focus on “building our story,” touching on the past, present and future of Temple City.

 “The community remains at the forefront of our minds when it comes to the city’s efforts and we expect to continue the evolution of Temple City,” said the mayor. “From traditions that have become a part of our history to the changes coming at the library and elsewhere around town, we want to provide places where all locals can feel at home.”

During her State of the City address, Sternquist will touch upon 10 themes including new developments, the aging population and more. She will do so by painting a picture of the city’s storied past, moving into discussion about the plans for Temple City’s future.

A major highlight of the speech will include an update on the upcoming $3.9 million renovation of Temple City Library, one of the mayor’s most important initiatives over the past year.

Sternquist will also discuss the importance of keeping the Camellia Festival relevant with younger generations, the various ways in which locals can get involved by volunteering and major changes planned for downtown Temple City, including public parking and beautification efforts.

“While this speech is a testament to the past, it’s also about keeping Temple City relevant as we move forward,” said the mayor. “We want the coming generations to continue crafting the city’s story through their own lenses, with programs and policies that are key to building on the success of our community.”

Given the venue’s technical limitations, this year’s State of the City address will not broadcast live; however, the full presentation will be available online beginning Monday, March 19 at

 For more information, please contact Jennifer Hyun at (626) 285-2171, ext. 4111.

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