City of Mesa Mayor John Giles delivers the state of the city address

For the last 5 years, I have been covering the Mesa Chamber of Commerce special event, The State of The City Address by the city of Mesa Mayor. This year's event was at the Mesa Convention center. More than 700 business and community leaders attended the event. As a photographer this is an event I always look to capture.  The event layout is a challenge as there are many tables and few area to wonder.  So arriving early to review the layout and prepare is always a good idea. When I photograph an event, I always to take time to study the layout and look for different ways to capture it and tell the story.  I also try to find different angles and points of view.  This year State of the City Address was an exciting and inspiring event to photograph. Mayor John Giles highlighted the city mayor accomplishments and its plans for 2017.  Some of the items discussed included the new Apple manufacturing facility in South East Mesa, Downtown Mesa Benedictine University new student housing and new potential development for the lot at the corner of Mesa Drive and University.