Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday he will deliver this year’s State of the City address at the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage in the Russell neighborhood.

The speech is scheduled for January 24 and is traditionally delivered before the Rotary Club in downtown. According to the mayor’s office, Fischer wants to move the address to different parts of the city each year and the Rotary accepted the suggestion to move it to west Louisville.

“The annual speech is about the state of the entire city, so it’s only natural that it’s delivered in different areas of our great city,” Fischer said in a news release.

The mayor also asked the group to open the event up to the public.

Anyone who wishes to attend the event and eat lunch is asked to RSVP by close of business Friday, Jan. 18 by calling 502-589-1800 or emailing events@rotary45.org. The lunch will be catered by Mark’s Feed Store and costs $20.

There will also be seats for citizens who wish to attend the event but not eat. Resdients who wish to do that are asked to call the Heritage Center at 502-583-4100 or email rita@kcaah.org