The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine welcomed more than 100 local government officials, dignitaries, citizens, educators, and students on the evening of February 23 for Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo’s 2023 State of the City address.
Gordo chose the KPSOM campus as the site of the annual speech—in which the sitting mayor outlines municipal priorities for economic growth, public safety, housing, public health, and more—because of what it symbolizes for the local community.
“This space and this school represent so much of Pasadena’s fabric,” Gordo said before taking the podium. “It’s a beautiful space filled with people who are looking to improve themselves as they look to improve the lives of others. I’m so grateful that Kaiser Permanente established its school, to train tomorrow’s doctors, right here in Pasadena.”