A small but lively crowd was on hand Tuesday night, April 14th at the Bear Creek Fire Department as 6th District Magistrate Mark Woosley hosted his first of what he hopes to be several community town hall-type meetings.
Woosley said he wanted to use the opportunity to meet with the residents of his district to find out what was important to them, and to better educate the public on his role as magistrate and how he can help with their needs. "Those that attended the meeting were really engaged," Woosley said. "I hope future meetings will be even more successful."
The topics ranged everywhere from trash pickup to road maintenance, and Judge Executive Wil Cannon also attended and joined in the discussion. Sheriff Shane Doyle was also there. "I think this was a great thing for the people of the sixth district," Doyle said. "Hopefully more and more people will get involved and come to the next meeting and maybe the other magistrates will follow suit and do the same in their districts as well."
Woosley was encouraged by the first gathering. "We hope more folks come to our next meeting," he said. "We want to hear your questions. What do people want in this district as well as the rest of the county? What do we need to focus on? These meetings are your opportunity to let your voice be heard."
Magistrate Woosley has scheduled his next community meeting on May 28th at 6:00 pm, at the Bear Creek Fire Department.
Edmonson Voice Staff