State of the City premieres at 8 p.m.

“2020 will be the year of COVID, but Biloxi will not be defined by a virus,” just as the community was not defined by any hurricane or other disaster, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich declares in the annual State of the City presentation, which makes its online debut this evening at 8.

The 26-minute presentation uses more than 425 photographs and video clips to highlight a year where the city dealt with the coronavirus pandemic, saw the announcement of nearly $2 billion in waterfront development, completed a major portion of infrastructure work, saw the Biloxi Fire Department named one of the best in the country, and managed to lower water bills while balancing the city’s finances.

How to view it

BTV: The presentation airs on BTV at 8 p.m. BTV is available in Biloxi on Sparklight Channel 56 or U-Verse Channel 99. BTV is also streamed live worldwide at

Online: The presentation will be shown at 8 p.m. on the front page of the city website,

YouTube: See it at 8 p.m. via the city’s YouTube channel. At 8 p.m., it will be here.

Facebook: See it at 8 p.m. on the City of Biloxi Facebook page. To go there, click here.