Mayor Ben Blake will give his annual State of the City speech at a luncheon this month, arranged by the Milford Chamber of Commerce.

The event is called Milford: Sailing Forward in the 21st Century and will be held at the Milford Yacht Club July 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

This is the first year the State of the City address will be an event on its own. For a number of years, Blake and mayors before him gave the State of the City presentation at a Chamber of Commerce scholarship luncheon, which also included the awarding of scholarships to local high school students.

Chamber officials said they decided the annual statement by the mayor about the city should be a separate event.

The cost for Chamber members is $55, and non members is $65.

Go to Milfordct.com to order tickets.