CLARK COUNTY… Residents of the 18th Legislative District are invited to town-hall meetings on this Saturday (Jan. 5) with Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Brandon Vick. The two lawmakers will be joined by Rep.-elect Larry Hoff, who will be sworn in when the Legislature convenes Jan. 14 at the state Capitol in Olympia for its 2019 session.
The meetings and locations are:
- 9 a.m. – Clark County Fire & Rescue, Station 21, 911 N. 65th Avenue, Ridgefield
- 11 a.m. – Battle Ground City Hall, 109 S.W. 1st Street, Battle Ground
- 1 p.m. – Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. 4th Avenue, Camas
- 3 p.m. – Three Creeks Community Library (Salmon Creek), 800 NE Tenney Road, Vancouver
“I am pleased we were able to add a meeting in the Salmon Creek area,” said Vick, R-Vancouver. “We are covering a lot of ground in one day, but we want to provide the constituents of the Eighteenth District as many opportunities as possible to meet with us before the legislative session.”
The town halls represent a particularly convenient opportunity for district residents to engage with their entire legislative team, said Rivers, R-La Center.
“We appreciate visits from our constituents when we’re at the Capitol, but once the session begins it’s going to be nearly impossible to catch the three of us in one place. The town halls allow us to all be part of the same conversation, whether it’s about an idea for legislation or a concern about state government,” she said.
Rivers is especially pleased that Hoff will take part.
“The fact that Larry won’t officially be in office, yet he’s wanting to be there to listen, says a lot about the level of service and representation the people of our district will get from him. It’s also an indicator of the solid teamwork I’m expecting to see from our district’s delegation.”
Residents needing more information may contact either lawmaker’s office: Rivers’ e-mail is Ann.Rivers@leg.wa.gov, and her Olympia telephone number is 360-786-7634; Vick’s e-mail address is Brandon.Vick@leg.wa.gov, and the telephone number at his 18th District office is 360-723-0704.