Mayor Jim Darling presented his State of the City address on Tuesday Feb. 7, 2018 at the McAllen Convention Center. The theme for this year’s grand event was “McAllen: Safe & Sound.” Mayor touted McAllen as one of the safest cities in the country and highlighted the hard work of the McAllen police and fire departments. McAllen City Commissioners highlighted accomplishments for 2017 such as the La Plaza Mall expansion, the UTRGV research center, the new Texas A&M campus in McAllen and big expansions for South Texas College. Mayor Darling also shared his vision for the City of McAllen with his goals for 2018 and beyond. Take a look back at this signature event in the City of Palms that welcomed more than 1,300 people.