Sen. Rivers, Rep. Vick to host community town halls Jan. 9

Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Brandon Vick will be holding three town hall meetings Jan. 9 in advance of their return to Olympia for the 2016 legislative session. The details are as follows:

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Ridgefield Fire Station 911 N 65th Ave.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Battle Ground City Hall, City Council Chamber 109 SW 1st St.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Camas City Library, second floor meeting room 625 NE 4th Ave.

“This will be a short 60-day session, so hearing from the folks we represent will be critical to setting our legislative agenda,” Rivers, R-La Center. “I’ve hosted dozens of these town halls over the years and they have truly become an invaluable tool for me. Not only does a face-to-face meeting make elected officials like myself more accessible, but I also learn what issues are on the hearts and minds of my neighbors.”

“These meetings will serve as an important opportunity to meet with our constituents in district before we make the trek back to Olympia for the legislative session,” said Vick, R-Felida. “This session promises to bring forward a number of important debates, including issues relating to K-12 education funding, wildfire planning and recovery, as well as addressing the latest issues with our justice system at the state Department of Corrections. I look forward to hearing ideas and concerns about all of this and more during these town halls!”

Those unable to attend are encouraged to contact their legislators with any questions, ideas or concerns. Sen. River can be reached by calling (360) 786-7634 or sending an email to, and Rep. Vick can be reached by calling (360) 786-7850 or sending an email to

The 2016 legislative session is scheduled to begin Jan. 11.