Congressman Derek Kilmer available for one-on-one discussions during 'Conversations with Kilmer Tour'

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (6th District) announced Aug. 14 a tour of the region with a series of public events and office hours where he will be available to meet one-on-one with constituents.

Called the "Conversations with Kilmer Tour," the tour is part of Kilmer’s ongoing efforts to hear directly from the people he represents. The "Conversations with Kilmer Tour" follows a listening tour in January, a series of community town halls in May, two telephone town halls, a Twitter town hall and numerous meetings with constituents.

Over the next two weeks, Kilmer is available to discuss issues with constituents during his office hours at locations throughout the district, at farmers markets, at "Kilmer on Your Dock" events at ferry terminals and during other public events.

“In order to be accountable to the people I represent, I’ve made an effort to regularly hold town halls and public events,” Kilmer said in a press release. “In addition to public forums, it’s important for folks to have the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with their representative, so I hope everyone will have the chance to come out to one of our events, say hello, and tell me what’s on their minds.”

The "Conversations with Kilmer Tour" schedule is as follows:

• Healthy Forest Field Panel in Port Angeles
10-11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 16
Kilmer hosts a field panel to discuss and receive testimony on collaborative forest harvest agreements.
At Port Angeles City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.
Event is open to the public but space is limited. RSVP to:      
Office hours in Port Angeles: 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, at 332 E. Fifth St.

• Jefferson County Farmers Market & Uptown Street Fair
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17
On Lawrence Street, Port Townsend

• Bremerton Farmers Market
10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 18
At Bremerton Ferry Terminal, 211 First St., Bremerton.

• Puget Sound Caucus Recovery Field Hearing in Tacoma
1-3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20
At Urban Waters, 326 E. D St., Tacoma.
Event is open to the public but space is limited. RSVP to:
Office hours in Tacoma: 8-10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21, Knapp’s Restaurant, 2707 N. Proctor St.
Office Hours in Amanda Park: 1:45-3:45 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, Amanda Park Timberland Library, 6118 US Highway 101.

• "Kilmer on Your Dock," Bainbridge Island
6:30-8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 23
At Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, 270 Olympic Drive SE, Bainbridge Island.
Office Hours in Poulsbo: 1-3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, Poulsbo City Hall, 200 NE Moe St.

• "Kilmer on Your Dock," Kingston
4-6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23
At Kingston Ferry Terminal, 11264 State Route 104, Kingston.

• "Kilmer at the Park" – Service Project and Availability at Olympic National Park
At ONP Administrative Office, 300 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 24 — Kilmer will be working along with Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum in removing exotic weeds on along Peabody Creek between the park's visitor center and administrative office. Event is open to the public but space is limited. RSVP to: Judith Morris at or call 360-797-3623 by Aug. 20.
1-2 p.m., Aug. 24 — Kilmer will be available to meet with constituents outside the park's administrative office at the picnic tables.
More information
For questions about any of these events, please call Kilmer’s office in Tacoma at 253-272-3515 or in Port Angeles at 360-797-3623.

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