Corning, N.Y., January 24—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) will hold a series of community meetings across the region throughout 2014, beginning next week with public forums in the Steuben County towns of Howard and Erwin.
The local lawmakers said that the meetings are informal and open to the public. They’re aimed at giving local residents an opportunity to directly share their concerns, opinions and suggestions for better government.
“We hope our constituents will take advantage of these community meetings to learn more about and contribute to this year’s challenges and debates over taxes, regulations, mandates, economic development, health care, education, and other key issues," O’Mara and Palmesano said in a joint statement. “Community meetings offer the kind of direct give and take that’s fundamental to effective government.”
On Wednesday, January 29th, O’Mara and Palmesano will visit the Howard Town Hall (3725 Mill Road, Avoca) for a meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The following day, Thursday, January 30th, the legislators will be at the Erwin Town Hall (310 Town Center Road, Painted Post) for a meeting that also begins at 5:30 p.m.
They stressed that any local residents unable to attend next week’s meetings can always contact them directly to share specific concerns and suggestions.
To see the current schedule, which will be updated throughout 2014, click HERE.