Mayor’s State of the City Luncheon with Daniel Biss

Please join the Evanston Chamber of Commerce on Friday, May 20, at PALMHOUSE for the annual Mayor’s State of the City Luncheon with Mayor Daniel Biss. This State of the City address will be the first given by Mayor Biss since being sworn in as Mayor of Evanston in May of 2021.

Friday, May 20
10:45 am–1:15 pm

619 Howard Street, Evanston [ map ]
Street parking on Howard Street and free parking on several side streets.


NorthShore University HealthSystem


  • 10:45 am: Check-In
  • 11:15 am: Seating
  • 11:30 am: Lunch
  • 12:15 pm: Program

Prior to becoming the 22nd Mayor of Evanston, Daniel Biss served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013 then in the Illinois Senate from 2013 to 2019. Before his political career he was Assistant Professor of Mathematics at University of Chicago. An Evanston resident since 2006, he is a native of Bloomington, IN, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

City of Evanston

Check-in for the event begins at 10:45 am and lunch will be served at 11:30 am. Tickets for this event can be purchased individually or in full tables of 10.

Registration will CLOSE on Wednesday, May 18, at Noon (if not filled to capacity sooner). Please reserve your space as soon as possible. Walk-ins will not be accommodated. The luncheon will be gluten free.

  • Member Tickets: $75 individual / $750 table of 10 ***
  • City Staff Ticket: $75 individual / $750 table of 10
  • Non-Member Tickets: $95 individual / $950 table of 10


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The Mayor’s State of the City Luncheon is a fundraiser to support the Evanston Chamber of Commerce.

Founded in 1921, the Evanston Chamber is a 501c6 not-for-profit membership association of Evanston businesses dedicated to fostering a competitive business climate conducive to growth, prosperity, and maintaining a high quality of life in Evanston. It is the mission of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce to create an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment for all businesses to thrive in Evanston.

The Chamber is honored to host Mayor Biss for this event and looks forward to partnering with Mayor Biss and the City of Evanston to continue working towards these goals together.

Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reception Area Sponsor (Table/Booth + Ad in Program Book): $1,000
  • Ad Sponsorship in Program Book: $400 (Chamber members)
  • Ad Sponsorship in Program Book: $500 (Non-members)

Please contact Chamber staff for more information.


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