Mayor Nick Gradisar is scheduled to give his first “State of the City” speech at the Pueblo Convention Center Thursday. Since the city didn’t have a mayor for about six decades before he took office last Feb. 8, Gradisar won’t have to worry about suffering in comparison to his predecessors.
His speech will be the first of its kind that most (if not all) Puebloans will hear. So it will be interesting to see how he sums up his first 11 months in office and describes his vision for the city this year and beyond.
As we’ve written before, it seemed like Gradisar got his first term off to a rather slow start. After campaigning on a pledge to become the public face of Pueblo, he kept a fairly low profile during the early months of his tenure.