On Friday, March 3, the Norwalk Community Coordinating Council hosted the State of the City address with several presentations providing updates on projects, programs and the health of the City. City Manager Mike Egan spoke about the local economy, increase in commercial and construction activity, potential transportation development, and ongoing partnerships ensuring a stable and bright future for residents and businesses.
The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce reviewed services offered to the business community. Captain Curtis Jensen from the Sheriff’s Department provided a public safety update and shared the crime rate has remained consistently below the national average for the past several years.
The annual fundraising event resulted in the Coordinating Council raising $15,000 for local support organizations serving Norwalk children and families. $5,000 will be distributed to the Children’s Dental Clinic to help provide quality preventative and specialty treatment to children, as well as Helpline Youth Counseling, an agency that offers a variety of counseling, behavioral intervention and prevention services for youth and adults. $2,500 of the proceeds will go to the Norwalk Food Pantry to help feed residents in need and Our Place Housing Assistance to assist individuals lacking adequate housing.