Murfreesboro Mayor Delivers 2024 ‘State of the City’ Address

Mayor Shane McFarland discusses city projects and finances in his 2024 'State of the City' address.

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland will deliver his 2024 ‘State of the City’ address beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. In the address, McFarland will discuss various city projects, including Parks & Recreation projects, downtown redevelopment, solid waste solutions, road and bridge projects, the award-winning Municipal Airport, and economic development. The address will be aired on CityTV and available to watch on Facebook and YouTube at

According to Mayor McFarland, the City of Murfreesboro is in excellent financial shape, with one of the lowest tax rates in the state. The city has made tough decisions over the past seven to eight years, which are now coming to fruition. The city’s audit was also one of the best it has ever had.

The 60-minute “State of the City” address can be viewed in shorter segments on YouTube and Facebook, featuring video vignettes from City directors on various topics. These include downtown redevelopment, the relocation of the Water Resources Department office, the construction of a new Transfer Station for solid waste processing, major road and bridge projects, Parks & Recreation Department projects, the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, and economic development.

Despite continued population growth, Mayor McFarland emphasized that the City of Murfreesboro is in solid financial shape, with almost $130 million in its rainy-day fund. Looking ahead, McFarland acknowledged that it’s difficult to confidently predict finances over the next five years due to unforeseen circumstances like the pandemic. However, he remains optimistic about the city’s future, stating, “With everything we know still needs to be improve, we live in a great community.”

The State of the City address was videotaped and produced by the nationally award-winning CityTV team. Murfreesboro CityTV is available on various platforms, including Comcast Xfinity Channels 3 and 1094, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, mobile devices via the App store, and the City Website at For more City News online, visit

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