Stanislaus County Supervisor Kristin Olsen, District 1, will host a Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Local and state elected officials who represent the Oakdale community will be in attendance to speak and answer questions from constituents.
“This town hall will be an opportunity for us to meet with constituents and listen to their ideas for improving the community,” said Supervisor Olsen. “With representatives from the city, county, state, and water district, we will be able to cover a wide array of important topics.”
Panel members will share their take on local issues and legislative priorities that will impact members of the community. Oakdale residents will have their concerns addressed and hear directly from their community officials.
“I am grateful that Supervisor Olsen decided to bring different levels of government together for a town hall in Oakdale because we won’t be limited to jurisdictional boundaries when answering people’s questions,” said Mayor J.R. McCarty. “Meeting members of our community is important, and this meeting will assist all of us in listening to the concerns of our constituents.”
Speakers are scheduled to include: Senator Andreas Borgeas, 8th Senate District of California; Assemblymember Heath Flora, 12th Assembly District of California; Supervisor Kristin Olsen, District 1, Stanislaus County; Mayor J.R. McCarty, City of Oakdale; President Tom Orvis, Oakdale Irrigation District. Congressman Josh Harder (CA-10) was invited but has a scheduling conflict, said organizers.
Supervisor Olsen’s town hall will bring newly-elected Senator Andreas Borgeas, who said, “I am honored to have been given the opportunity to serve the residents of the City of Oakdale and am looking forward to continuing the collaborative efforts we have established. The vitality and economic well-being of any community is reflective of the policies pursued and responsiveness of its elected leaders. This forum gives the community a voice in those efforts.”
OID President Tom Orvis added, “Supervisor Olsen’s town hall will be the perfect opportunity to discuss issues that concern and impact our local water within Stanislaus County. Water is the lifeblood of our economy, our communities, and our quality of life.”
Seating for this event is free. For questions about the event, accessibility or to request accommodations, such as translation services, contact Evelyn Starman at StarmanE@stancounty.com or 209-525-6464. Ten days’ notice is needed if accommodations are requested. Those requiring special assistance are asked to contact Starman by Monday, Aug. 5.