TAYLOR COUNTY—In an effort to make sure that those they are tasked with representing have their voices heard, local representatives will be hosting a town hall meeting where residents can share their concerns.
Legislators Delegate Amy Summers, Senator Dave Sypolt and Senator Randy Smith will be gathering with constituents on Tuesday, January 4, to ensure that concerns are heard and taken to the capital during the upcoming 2022 Legislative Session.
“Your representatives to the West Virginia Legislature, Senator Sypolt, Senator Smith and I would like to hold our town hall so you can share your ideas and concerns with us prior to session,” explained Summers. “We are looking forward to a new year, as we work together to find ways to make WV a better place to live, work and raise a family.”
According to Summers, the legislative session is set to convene on Wednesday, January 12 and will continue for 60 days, ending on March 12.
During the local assembly, the representatives will be discussing various issues which could include tax reductions, broadband enhancement, jobs, the economy, the state budget, foster care, education and roadways.
“Please take time to attend and let us know what issues concern you,” Summers voiced. “We can then take that information to the session, to help better serve our communities.”
The legislators voiced that they believed that it was important to meet with residents to hear concerns, and possibly some ideas, because that is how change is enacted.
“You all are our eyes and ears in the community,” said Sypolt. “When everybody takes an active part, that’s how we fix government.”
“This town hall, as any, is beneficial to both us and to the citizens because it allows us to bring your concerns to the table to be discussed. Overall, I think that town halls are very important,” echoed Smith.
So, grab your notepad and paper, gather your thoughts and questions, and be sure to head to the Grafton City Council Chambers on Tuesday, January 4 to take part in this special pre-legislative session town hall meeting.
The gathering is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. and should last approximately an hour.
For those who are unable to be present at the meeting, concerns can be presented to Summer via email at [email protected] or by phone at 304-340-3210.