State of the Town

Photo of Current mayor Jones

Since 2009 the Town of Wake Forest has partnered with the Wake Forest Rotary Club to sponsor the annual State of the Town Address and Dinner on the third Monday in February. The occasion offers Wake Forest citizens the opportunity to reflect on the Town's list of accomplishments during the previous year and learn about its goals in the coming months.

In addition to Mayor Vivian Jones' State of the Town address, the evening includes a catered meal and dinner music by a local high school ensemble.

Several state and local elected officials typically attend, including members of the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners and Wake County Board of Commissioners.


2021 State of the Town Address

The 2021 State of the Town Address & Dinner was canceled due to COVID. As a result, Mayor Jones recorded a virtual State of the Town message complete with video and photos highlighting several of the people, projects and accomplishments covered in her remarks.

In her address, Mayor Jones provides a comprehensive update on the Town's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, accomplishments over the last year, and what’s to come in 2021. She also shares details on infrastructure projects, communications initiatives, parks and recreation programs, town finances, how to support local businesses and more. 

Mayor Jones' 2021 State of the Town address is available on the Town website and airs on WFTV 10 daily at 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.


Watch WFTV 10 in Real time online logoWatch the State of the Town Address 

Mayor Jones' State of the Town Address is replayed on Wake Forest TV 10 each year throughout March and April at 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. It is also available in streaming video on the Town website.


Community Support 

A special thank you to our local contributors to the State of the Town Address & Dinner:

State of the Town
Communications & Public Affairs Director