State of the Town

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The 2017 Wake Forest State of the Town Address & Dinner is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. 

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. For the last several years, the event has taken place at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

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 Jones' State of the Town address, the evening will include a catered meal by Papa Jack's Catering and dinner music by the Heritage High School Jazz Ensemble.

Several state and local elected officials are scheduled to attend, including Sen. Chad Barefoot and Sen. John Alexander, plus members of the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners and Wake County Board of Commissioners.

Ticket Information  


All area residents are invited to attend Wake Forest's annual State of the Town Address & Dinner. Tickets are $15 per person (including dinner) and can be purchased online with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card.  

Tickets are also be available for purchase at the Renaissance Centre Box Office, and can be purchased with credit card, cash or by check made payable to the Town of Wake Forest.

Please note: A convenience fee applies to all ticket purchases made online. This fee does not apply to purchases made via cash or check at the Renaissance Centre.

Attend Without a Ticket 
Anyone not interested in eating dinner is welcome to attend the State of the Town Address without purchasing a ticket. However, non-ticket buyers should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. at the conclusion of the dinner portion of the program. The mayor's address is expected to begin between 6:45 and 7 p.m.

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Papa Jacks Catering

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Watch the State of the Town Address 
Mayor Jones’ State of the Town Address is recorded and replayed on Wake Forest TV 10 each year throughout March. It is also made available in streaming video on the town’s website.

For more information about the annual State of the Town Address and Dinner contact Communications & Public Affairs Director Bill Crabtree at 919-435-9421.

Community Support 
A special t​​​​​hank you to our local contributors to the State of the Town Address & Dinner: