Wednesdays with the Mayor starts today at the Public Library
The City of Missoula has launched a new communications opportunity at the Missoula Public Library from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. called “Wednesdays with the Mayor.”
City of Missoula communications director Ginny Merriam provided details to KGVO News.
“We’re starting tonight, our first event in a series of monthly civic conversations called ‘Wednesdays with the Mayor,'” Merriam said. “They will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month on the fourth floor of the Missoula Public Library. We hope for a relaxed atmosphere where people can just talk with the mayor and ask any questions about the city that interest them.
Merriam said now that the mayor has been elected to his fifth term, he is looking for more relaxed and informal ways to meet the community.
“There are plenty of opportunities in the city for people to attend public meetings and they can attend city council, but we wanted to give people an additional opportunity to just talk with the mayor in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.” She says.
Merriam said while there will be a casual setting at the Missoula Public Library, there will be a moderator to answer questions from the mayor.
“We will have a moderator for the conversation and some communications staff will also be there to answer people’s questions over the phone if they want questions asked, and there is also an online component,” he said. she declared. “People can stream through the MCAT website, i.e. Missoula Community Access Television. They can watch, ask their questions by phone or come in person. The phone number is 552-6002.
Merriam said all questions will be removed and in case the answer is not available that evening, every effort will be made to get the answer as soon as possible.
“If anyone calls with a question or suggestion, we’ll write them all down and ask for a call-back phone number,” she said. “A bit like we do on ‘City Talk’, our radio show on Newstalk KGVO. If there is a question that we cannot or cannot answer at this time, we will come back to the questioner later the next day, we hope.
Click here to access the MCAT websiteand the call-in phone number for “Wednesday with the Mayor” is 552-6002.
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