Sen. Roblan, Rep. McKeown to hold town hall

A town hall meeting hosted by State Sen. Arnie Roblan and Rep. Caddie McKeown will be held in the Bromley Room of the Siuslaw Public Library at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.

The topics to be discussed by the elected officials, both of whom represent residents of coastal areas of Lane, Coos, Douglas and Lincoln counties, are issues related to transportation and education.

 McKeown said she is looking forward to sharing about the progress made this term on the issues of education and transportation, but also on other topics raised by attendees. 

“I appreciate the opportunity to recap this legislative term with our coastal community members. Sen. Roblan and I are members of the coastal caucus, and we meet once a week, when we are in session, to discuss issues that effect our constituents,” she said. “It will also give us the chance to preview the upcoming 2018 short session and what we hope to accomplish during the term.”

McKeown currently serves as chairwoman of the Transportation and Economic Development Committee and is a member of the Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee. She is also a co-chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, Preservation and Modernization.

Roblan is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Education and a member of the Interim Committee on Environment  and Natural  Resources.

The town hall will also feature presentations from Oregon Innovation Officer and Oregon Department of Education Interim Director Colt Gill and Oregon Department of Transportation Regional Manager Frannie Brindle.

Earlier in the day, both McKeown and Roblan will be participating in 2017 State of the Coast Conference at the Florence Events Center. The legislators will be part of the “Innovation in Governance” panel.

There will be no charge for the town hall at the library, 1460 Ninth St. in Florence.

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