The Prosper Chamber of Commerce hosted Mayor Ray Smith during the annual State of the Town presentation on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church.
The presentation is an annual occurrence for which the Chamber sets aside one of its two January membership meetings. This year, instead of hosting the Mayor at a regular morning meeting, the Chamber moved the presentation to the evening and shifted the meeting into the church’s sanctuary, instead its usual meeting space, the smaller Fellowship Hall.
Drawing over 100 attendees, which included Chamber members and non-members, the presentation lasted almost an hour with the Mayor providing a live narration over the 47 PowerPoint slides in his presentation, shown on the large video screen in the room.
Topics covered by the Mayor included the latest on the Town’s population growth, commercial and retail developments, Town plans and awards, new businesses that have either opened up or plan to soon, road projects, and aerial photos comparing Prosper’s physical growth today with how it looked in 1997.
A video take-off on a popular TV show was also shown during the event. It described the manner in which the Town develops the annual municipal budget.
Overall, reaction to the presentation was positive, as the Mayor was asked several questions at the end of the evening’s program.
The complete State of the Town presentation is available for review on www.prospertx.gov on the Town Council page under the Government tab.