YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN)- People gathered in Youngstown Thursday morning to hear from Mayor Tito Brown who is giving his State of the City address.
Thursday was the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s annual Good Morning Youngstown event. The State of the City address was given during that event.
Brown addressed topics like mental health, housing and workforce development. He talked about how Youngstown can compete at the state and federal level of government. He said the city’s bright light is everyone working together and that will help the city thrive.
“Silos are no longer available. Individuals used to kind of just work in silos, but now we are realizing we are the other people that we’ve been waiting for. So when it comes to housing, when it comes to workforce development, when it comes to mental health, we’re here. We just got to make sure that we’re all working together and putting our differences aside,” said Brown.
Looking ahead, Mayor Brown wants to continue seeing this teamwork in 2023.
“We’re in a great place and we’re moving forward, but we’re moving forward as a team. And I think the more you work together as a team and everyone realizes, here’s my part that I can play no matter how big or how small, then we become a winning, winning community. when we win, our citizens win,” said Brown.
Youngstown City Schools superintendent Justin Jennings gave an update on the district. He talked about focusing efforts on keeping students in the Valley after graduation.
Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber CEO Guy Coviello addressed Youngstown’s economy, claiming it’s ascending to success through partnerships.
You can watch the full State of the City address above.
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