Penn gives 20th State of the City talk

Maylon Rice/Special to Enterprise-Leader
Farmington Mayor Ernie Penn (center) visits with fire Chief Bill Hellard (left) and Deputy Police Chief Mike Wilbanks after the Feb. 11 city council meeting. Penn gave his annual State of the City address as part of the meeting agenda.
Maylon Rice/Special to Enterprise-Leader Farmington Mayor Ernie Penn (center) visits with fire Chief Bill Hellard (left) and Deputy Police Chief Mike Wilbanks after the Feb. 11 city council meeting. Penn gave his annual State of the City address as part of the meeting agenda.

FARMINGTON – Publicly quipping that the annual State of the City address would be "short and sweet," Mayor Ernie Penn delivered a positive barometer of growth and accomplishments for the municipality at the Feb.