A letter from Olympia, Rep. Hans Zeiger, July 14, 2011
Rep. Bruce Dammeier and I are holding a town hall meeting on Saturday, July 16 in Puyallup. The event will be held at the downtown Puyallup Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. You can read the news release here. This will be a great opportunity for me to listen to your ideas and concerns. Even though the legislative sessions are over, it is important that we answer your questions about our work and gather input for next year's session.
Since the legislative sessions ended, I have been meeting with constituents, attending community events and speaking to a variety of organizations. On Monday this week, I went on a tour organized by the One Another Foundation to visit several non-profit groups in our community that help people in need. On Tuesday, I was on a panel of new legislators for a civic education seminar at Western Washington University. On Wednesday, I participated in the Joint Transportation Committee meeting in Seattle, which included important discussions about highway tolling and public-private partnerships for road construction.
Last week, I was appointed as an alternate member of the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB). This board is made up of four legislators and a number of community and business leaders from around the state. The CERB is considered a strategic economic development resource for our state, with a focus on creating and retaining jobs in partnership with local governments. The Board finances public infrastructure to encourage new development and business expansion.
I am also enjoying my new duties on the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC). In two months we have already reviewed a number of interesting issues from high performance public buildings to the state's risk management practices. You can read more about my appointment here.
Please do not hesitate to call me during the interim if I can be of assistance to you. Please share your ideas for legislation, or contact me if you need assistance dealing with a state government agency. I would enjoy the chance to hear from you by phone, e-mail, or over a cup of coffee. You can reach my Puyallup office at 253-840-4526.
I hope to see you at the town hall this Saturday.
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###Washington State House Republican Communications