Kent Mayor Dana Ralph will give her third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, March 5 at the new Blue Origin headquarters, 21601 76th Ave. S.
Doors will open to the public at 6 p.m. with refreshments served and the State of the City will begin at 6:30 p.m. Blue Origin opened its new headquarters in January. Ralph will take the stage in front of a life-size lunar lander.
Ralph is in her third year as mayor after voters elected her in 2017 to a four-year term.
The facility is Blue Origin’s hub of operations as it continues to grow since opening in 2000 in Kent. The company, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, finished its 236,000-square-foot facility along 76th Avenue South between South 212th Street and South 228th Street. The company aims to one day carry passengers far into space.