State of the City luncheon seats now available

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will deliver his inaugural State of the City address on Tuesday, Feb. 16 in a Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

Gilich, who will have been in office nine months when he makes his presentation, will discuss the city’s ongoing program of work since he became mayor on May 18.

“We’ve dealt with¬†every possible¬†issue¬†since¬†Day 1,” Gilich said. “We’re going to¬†explain what we’ve accomplished in the short term, what we’re¬†engaged with now,¬†and what we’re planning for the future. We want to share our vision¬†of what Biloxi can and should be.”

The mayor plans to have a video presentation as part of his address.

The occasion will mark the chamber’s 26th annual presentation, which has traditionally attracted an audience of more than 500.

Seats are $35 per person or a reserved table of 10 for $350. For reservations, contact the chamber at 228-435-6149 or


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