The State Of The City Address and Luncheon was held March 29, 2017 at the Hawthorne Memorial Center.

The welcome was given by Patricia Donaldson President/CEO of the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce. 

The Master of Ceremonies for the event was Jan Vogel of the South Bay Workforce Investment Board.

The Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Dennis Wild.

The 2017 State Of The City Address was given by Mayor Alex Vargas outlining the accomplishments of the past year and projects currently underway and on the horizon for the coming year.