State Sen. Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee), who represents the 12th Legislative District including the Methow Valley, will hold his fourth annual “listening tour” on Dec. 10 — but this year it will be conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The meetings will take place through Zoom video conferencing or traditional conference phone calls, each lasting up to 20 minutes, according to a press release from Hawkins’ office. Individuals or groups interested in meeting with Hawkins should contact his office at email@example.com or call (360) 688-8951 to schedule an appointment and receive information about the technology details.
In addition to the individual or group appointments, Hawkins will host two virtual “community meetings” via Zoom at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 10, each lasting about one hour, and everyone is invited.
During previous listening tours, Hawkins has met with individuals, employers, local government officials and community groups. In the two virtual community meetings, Hawkins will provide an overview of the upcoming 2021 legislative session, discuss the state’s budget challenges, and answer questions
Hawkins plans to dedicate much of the community meeting time to hearing directly from constituents or groups.
To accommodate as many community members as possible, participants will have a couple of minutes each.