– In a combined effort to support open communication and more community engagement, three 8th District lawmakers are hosting a virtual town hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m.
Washington State Senator Matt Boehnke (R), State Representative Stephanie Barnard (R), and State Rep. April Connors (R), all three representing the 8th Legislative District, invite the public to attend the virtual event. Virtual Town Halls are a great way for local residents in the Tri-Cities area to connect and engage with their state lawmakers.
“During session, we normally don’t have the opportunity to engage with our constituents. This type of event allows us to hear directly from local voices on the things that matter most,” Boehnke said. “Since we’re not able to make it back to our district very often during session, it’s great to connect with local constituents in their own space. I’m a big fan of these types of events.”
The 2024 legislative session began on Jan. 8 and concludes on March 7. This year’s 60-day short session focuses on a supplemental budget, which makes adjustments and additions to the previously adopted two-year budget.
“Virtual town halls are a game-changer, breaking down barriers and bringing us closer to the heartbeat of our communities,” Barnard said. “Connecting in your space means we can zero in on what matters most to you. I’m genuinely thrilled about the impact of these events and can’t wait to connect with the people we represent in Olympia.”
During the one-hour virtual event, the lawmakers will listen to your comments, answer your questions, and discuss issues related to the 2024 session.
“I am encouraging folks in the Tri-Cities to attend the upcoming virtual town hall meeting for the mighty 8th District,” Connors said. “While we’re here in Olympia for the legislative session, this will be a great opportunity to give us direct feedback about the issues you care about. I hope to see a strong turnout.”
To register for the virtual town hall event, please visit http://tinyurl.com/8thDistrictVTH or scan the QR code. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. If you have additional questions or want more information, please email Matt.Boehnke@leg.wa.gov or call (360-786-7614).