The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will host the first installment of its State of the Community series, LIVE from the Blue Ridge Energy Watauga District Office, Wednesday, March 31st from 1-2:30 pm.

This session discussion focused on Local Government Operations features managers and officials from Watauga County municipalities as they update current and future projects and discuss budget priorities heading into the new fiscal year.

Featured Guests are Shane Fox, Town Manager, Blowing Rock; Deron Geoque, Manager, Watauga County; Jennifer Greene, Public Health Director, AppHealthCare; and John Ward, Town Manager, Boone.

Registration is open to Chamber members for $5 and non-members for $10.

Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions to be asked as part of each conversation during the session.

Future State of the Community Series Events will cover Local Education - Wednesday, June 30th, Infrastructre Development - Wednesday, September 22nd, and Tourism - Wednesday, November 3rd.

For more information and to register, call 828-264-2225 or visit