Residents of the 18th Legislative District, which includes Camas and Washougal, are invited to join their state lawmakers for a “telephone town hall” meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 22.
The telephone-based format, which is similar to a conference call, will allow Sen. Ann Rivers, Rep. Brandon Vick and Rep. Larry Hoff to engage with constituents while observing pandemic-related safety precautions. Many district residents will receive phone calls inviting them to join the meeting; people wanting to participate may also dial 360-226-0858 to be connected.
The Republican legislators said they were disappointed to not be able to host their traditional in-person town hall this year, but were still looking forward to connecting with constituents.
“While it would be great to be able to meet in person at venues around the district, as we have done many times in the past, this telephone town hall format is a good alternative,” Hoff said. “I’m looking forward to hearing directly from our constituents and having productive conversations about how we can continue partnering together to solve the growing number of challenges we face.”
Rivers added that she has held close to 70 town hall meetings during her time as a state senator and all have been in-person before the pandemic.
“It’s disappointing that we can’t meet face-to-face this time, because of how it would limit participation, but I know our constituents will understand,” Rivers said. “Meeting by telephone is easy and convenient, and I’m sure we will have a productive conversation.”
Vick said the March 22 telephone town hall will be “a great opportunity to share what we’ve been doing in the Legislature, but more importantly to listen to our constituents and receive their valuable input and feedback.”
Residents seeking more information may contact the legislators at:
- Sen. Ann Rivers: Email Ann.Rivers@leg.wa.gov or call 360-786-7634
- Rep. Brandon Vick: Email Brandon.Vick@leg.wa.gov or call 360-786-7850
- Rep. Larry Hoff: Email Larry.Hoff@leg.wa.gov or call 360-786-7812