Mayor outlines future for enthusiastic State of City audience

Biloxians were in the midst of the most prosperous and promising era in the city’s 300-plus-year history in the decade leading up to Hurricane Katrina, Mayor A.J. Holloway told a packed State of the City audience today, and the city is now poised to realize even greater opportunity with a well-planned recovery effort.

Holloway’s remarks were well-received by the enthusiastic audience of more than 500 at the Biloxi Bay Chamber-hosted luncheon at the IP Casino Resort. The mayor’s 17-minute address, which marked his 13th annual State of the City presentation, was interrupted five times by applause.

He used the occasion to announce the next step in the city’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina: the establishment of a Revive the Renaissance Steering Committee, which will represent a cross-section of Biloxi and will use the next 90 days to create a plan to guide the city’s future.

Cable One subscribers in Biloxi can see a replay of the speech Friday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Cable 13 in Biloxi.

To see online State of the City coverage – text and audio of the speech and photographs from the luncheon — by click here.