On March 14, the Dublin community will have the opportunity to hear a status update about its city.

The annual Dublin State of the City Address will be held at the Exchange at Bridge Park, 6520 Riverside Drive.

A community reception will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., and the presentation will be from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by dessert and networking from 8 to 8:30 p.m.

The event is an opportunity for City Manager Dana McDaniel and members of the city's leadership team to report the accomplishments of 2018 and highlight priorities for 2019, said Sue Burness, Dublin's director of communications and public information.

This year's theme, "A Connected Community," will highlight the partnerships and organizations that help make Dublin a global city of choice and provide services and quality of life for residents and Dublin's businesses and workforce, Burness said.

The event will also highlight how technology and infrastructure will continue to connect the community through Dublin's smart city "connected" initiatives to improve mobility and safety, and projects such as the pedestrian bridge, the Dublin branch library and the parking garage in Historic Dublin, Burness said.

McDaniel will provide an overview including the city's fiscal health, economic vitality, customer-focused government, safety and community engagement, Burness said.

Members of the city's leadership team will present brief highlights from 2018, and there will be an update on the Aging in Place Alexa Pilot project, a pilot program in which a group of older adults were given Amazon Echo devices.

The state of the city is excellent, McDaniel said, and Dublin remains fiscally strong and well-positioned for the future.

"Our city council and city employees take great pride in serving this community and connecting with our residents, businesses and organizations to provide best-in-class services and a safe environment for all to live and work," he said.