Rochester's achievements to get some statewide attention next Wednesday

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Gov. Chris Sununu will lead a state visit to the Lilac City, including a stop at the newly refurbished City Hall Annex, next Wednesday. (Courtesy photos)

ROCHESTER - Rochester will get a chance to showcase its economic, educational and artistic successes next Wednesday when Gov. Chris Sununu and state's Executive Council visit the city.

New City Manager Blaine Cox on Tuesday announced the visit, which will kick off with a breakfast featuring presentations from Advanced Technology and Academic Center leaders as well as administrators from Spaulding High School and R.W. Creteau Technology Center.

Following a tour of the ATAC, the group will move on to the Rochester Opera House for a program that will include presentations from Fire Chief Mark Klose and Police Chief Paul Toussaint, a poetry reading by poet laureate Katie O'Connor, a musical duet by Eloise and Madeline Ellis, students from the Rochester Performance and Art Center.

Matt Wyatt, founder of Rochester Museum of Fine Art and Chair of the Arts & Culture Commission, will also accept a proclamation from Governor Sununu for Wyatt's many years of dedicated volunteerism in the city.

The Executive Council will then hold its regularly scheduled public meeting, before transitioning to lunch at the City Hall Annex, where from 12:30-1:30 p.m. the public is invited to meet the governor and council and learn about Rochester's ongoing economic development efforts from Economic Development Manager Karen Pollard.

"I am very much looking forward to welcoming the governor and executive council to Rochester so they can see the incredible things happening in our community," Cox said. "This is a rare and exciting opportunity for residents to meet state leaders and celebrate the shared successes we've had as a city."

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