State of Lehigh County Address To Be Delivered Virtually
By Colin McEvoy on February 12, 2021
Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong will deliver his annual State of the County address digitally this year, highlighting such topics as the county budget, the Cedarbrook nursing home, accomplishments from the past year, and the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.
There is no cost to view the address, but pre-registration is encouraged. Visit here for more information or to register. The entire address will be archived on LVEDC’s Facebook page, and will appear on the organization’s YouTube channel on Feb. 26.
“I am honored as Lehigh County’s Executive to share the latest developments in our county as we look back on the year and the many challenges it brought us,” Armstrong said.
During the speech, Armstrong is expected to discuss how Lehigh County has been responding to the coronavirus pandemic, including through funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a federal economic stimulus bill.
He will also discuss the work being done at the county-owned Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehabilitation, as well as accomplishments made this past year in the county courts and public defender’s office.
Additionally, Armstrong said he plans to discuss the county budget, rental & housing assistance, and a “vision for the future.”
“The 2021 State of the County address will be dedicated to our county’s first responders and front-line workers who put themselves on the line during this pandemic, our health care workers who kept our hospitals running, and our emergency management personnel who work continuously to provide vital support for our residents,” Armstrong said.
“It is my hope that this year’s address will clearly outline our vision for the future so that we all may continue working towards a greater and stronger Lehigh County,” he said.
LVEDC will also host a State of Northampton County address by Executive Lamont McClure, which is expected to be held later this year. It will also be delivered virtually.
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