Speeches

State of the City 2014

Mayor Pete Buttigieg delivered his third State of the City address on February 12, 2014 at Bendix Theater, Century Center. Just over two years into his first term, Mayor Buttigieg reflected on South Bend’s achievements in 2013 and outlined initiatives for the year to come.

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Ivy Tech Community College- North Central Commencement Address

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Honoring Casa De Amistad, Good Shepherd Montessori, Chiaravalle Award Dinner

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State of the City 2013

"No city made up of the kind of people we are, that's been through what we've been through and built what we've built and lost what we've lost and seen what we've seen and made what we've made and recovered from what we recovered from… no such city can fail unless we let it.  The state of our city rests on old strength and new hope, and we have everything it takes to open the next chapter in South Bend's story."

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State of the City 2012

“This is how history unfolds—dishing out an unpredictable mix of continuity and change. The role of leadership is to hold fast to those things we want to sustain and preserve, yet recognize what must change and point the way forward."

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg: Swearing-In Speech

"As of today, our city has a new group of leaders to carry us forward. The elected leaders here today, and the leaders I have appointed to manage our departments, form a new government, with a renewed sense of purpose."

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