Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for July

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host two community outreach events during July.
 
The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Monroe and New Marlborough for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Conference Room, Monroe Town Hall, 3C School St.
  • New Marlborough Town Hall, 807 Mill River Southfield Road

Appointments are not necessary but can be booked in advance by calling the Pittsfield office at 413-344-4561 or the Williamsburg office at 413-768-2373. These office hours provide an opportunity for those seeking assistance with state agencies or programs to speak with Hinds’ constituency services staff in person. 

Team Hinds will not hold staff office hours in the month of August; the program will pick up again in mid-September.

Hinds' district staff, A.J. Enchill and Jon Gould, hold roving office hours outside of their primary work locations once a month. Enchill is based in the senator's Pittsfield office, Gould splits his time in Pittsfield and Williamsburg.
 
Last year, the senator's district staff traveled to 19 towns and met with hundreds of local officials and residents in Buckland, Charlemont, Chesterfield, Egremont, Florida, Goshen, Hancock, Hawley, Huntington, New Ashford, Otis, Richmond, Sandisfield, Sheffield, Shelburne, Tyringham, Westhampton, Williamsburg, and Worthington.  So far in 2019, staff office hours have been held in Blandford, Lenox, Rowe and Windsor and Hinds has convened in public forums in North Adams, Lenox and Westhampton.
 
Those who are unable to attend these events who are seeking to interact with the senator and his staff may email him at Adam.Hinds@masenate.gov or call the offices during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. The State House office, where the budget and policy, media relations, and scheduling functions are handled, can be reached at 617-722-1625.

 


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