Mayor Nancy R. Rossi is inviting residents to participate in the first town hall meeting of 2018 on Tuesday night at City Hall.
The meeting is slated for April 17 from 6-8 p.m. in the Harriet C. North Community Room on the second floor of City Hall, 355 Main St. It is sponsored by the mayor’s office and the University of New Haven Mayor’s Advisory Commission.
Residents are encouraged to bring prepared questions about issues affecting West Haven.
People are asked to keep each question — a maximum of two per person — under two minutes to give all attendees an equal opportunity to voice their concerns. However, two follow-up questions are allowed after each initial question, organizers said.
The moderator, Marcin Stankevitch, a sophomore political science major at UNH. Stankevitch, a graduate of St. Lawrence School and Notre Dame High School in West Haven, is a part-time staffer with the mayor’s office.
Rossi and her staff are excited about holding new events at City Hall, as previous events, such as the “Mayor’s Night In,” have been well-received.
Rossi will host her first “Mayor’s Weekend Office Hours” to talk with city residents and business owners about their concerns and ideas.
The event is set for 9-11 a.m., April 21 in the mayor’s office on the third floor of City Hall, 355 Main St. People are asked to use the west entrance of City Hall, opposite Shoreline Dental Care.
Anyone who wants to meet with Rossi can start arriving at 8:30 a.m. and sign in with the mayor’s staff in the City Council chambers, next to the mayor’s office. Rossi and her staff will meet with constituents on a first-come, first-served basis.
Residents are asked to maximize their time with the mayor by coming prepared. The mayor’s staff is encouraging people to bring their talking points and, if appropriate, prepare a handout that can be left with Rossi so she can research their issues and do the appropriate follow-up.
In the interest of time, the length of individual meetings may be limited depending on the number of people who attend.
“I hope that by holding events in City Hall and around West Haven, we can continue to promote transparency and take into account the needs of citizens,” Rossi said.
For more information, call the mayor’s office at (203) 937-3510.