On Friday, June 8, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual ‘State of Our Cities’ membership luncheon, with guest speakers from five regional cities, including Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta. Download a PDF of Matta’s PowerPoint here, and watch his speech below (running time 4:49):

And here’s full video of the event as broadcast live on our Facebook page (“Like” us here to get alerts for other live videos) – with speeches from Tukwila Council President Verna Seal, SeaTac Mayor Michael Siefkes, Normandy Park Mayor Jonathan Chicquette, Des Moines Mayor Matt Pina and Matta, as well as a post-speech Q & A (running time 48:37):

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