3/4/2021 City of Mountain View Media Release City of Mountain View
Office of the City Manager
500 Castro St., 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA 94039

MEDIA RELEASE 03042021-1
Subject :

Hope in View at City Annual Update
Contact : Lenka Wright
Chief Communications Officer

Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and City of Mountain View to host 2021 event virtually and open to all

Mountain View, Calif. — The 2021 City Annual Update, hosted by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mountain View, is on tap for Thursday, April 1, at 8:30 a.m. For the first time, the event will be virtual and held in the morning, featuring updates from Mayor Ellen Kamei and City Manager Kimbra McCarthy. This live session is free and open to the public. To register, visit the Chamber’s website at chambermv.org/city-annual-update.

With the theme of “Hope in View,” this year’s update will highlight how hope is on display in Mountain View. Hear how strong city leadership, the COVID-19 response, and aggressive plans to help our businesses thrive are making a difference as the pandemic hits the one year mark. Mayor Kamei is excited to share the many ways that the City is helping the business community overcome these hardships over the last 12 months and beyond.

“I am inspired by our community’s resilience despite this challenging time,” said Mayor Kamei. “My City Council colleagues and I have continued to support our local businesses throughout this public health emergency in partnership with the Chamber. I look forward to sharing the City's path forward at the City Annual Update as we have much to look forward to in the coming months.”

McCarthy will provide an overview of the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the innovations delivered by employees to provide many services virtually. She will also highlight the efforts underway to create the City’s first-ever strategic plan.

“Through the incredible and tireless efforts of our employees, the City of Mountain View quickly adapted to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said McCarthy. “These past 12 months, we’ve been there for the community through our COVID-19 relief efforts, virtual programming and essential services. Now, we are ready to serve up hope in 2021.”

Chamber President & CEO Peter Katz will serve as the moderator for a panel discussion featuring Mayor Kamei, McCarthy, Tiffany Chew with the City’s Economic Development Office, and Dr. Mark Adams, Chief Medical Officer with El Camino Hospital.

Katz noted, “Although this year’s event won’t take place in person, the virtual format allows us to connect with not only the business community but also everyone who cares about Mountain View. They can join us safely and conveniently from wherever they are.”

(Updated 3/9/21) The 2021 event sponsors thus far are Google, Intuit, Aurora, El Camino Health, LinkedIn, and Nuro.

About the Chamber
The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce (chambermv.org) is a non-profit business organization working for the mutual benefit of its members and the community by enhancing an environment in which both can thrive. This action is accomplished through leadership in the areas of business assistance, educational partnerships and scholarships, professional networking, government advocacy, and economic development.

About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 82,739. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.

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