Jasper, N.Y., October 11—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) reminded area residents that they will hold a community meeting in Jasper (Steuben County) later today.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Jasper Town Hall.
The area lawmakers recently kicked off a series of community meetings that they’ll be holding across the region in the coming weeks. They’ve conducted public forums in Bath, Corning and Wayland.
O’Mara said that additional meetings will be scheduled before the end of the year in towns throughout the remainder of his 53rd Senate District, which is comprised of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a portion of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses). Palmesano’s 136th Assembly District covers Steuben and Yates counties.
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. This year’s meetings will also provide a valuable opportunity to assess the local impact of this year’s session of the state Legislature and to look ahead at some of the key regional issues that need to be addressed in the 2012 session beginning in January.
O’Mara and Palmesano stressed that any local residents unable to attend the October 11th meeting in Jasper can contact them directly to share specific concerns and suggestions. They share a district office in Bath (105 E. Steuben Street, Bath, N.Y., 14810) where O’Mara can be contacted at 607-776-3201 and Palmesano at 607-776-9691.