MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., announced he will hold 21 town forums throughout the 1st District in January.
The forums are intended to give constituents an opportunity to ask questions and to provide an update on the issues facing the region and the country.
“Northwest Indiana and the country are faced with many important issues right now, including creating good-paying jobs, balancing the federal budget, and ending the war in Afghanistan. As 2012 turns to 2013 and a new session of Congress begins, I want to hear from my constituents on the issues that matter most to them,” Visclosky said in a press release.
In addition to locations throughout Lake and Porter counties, Visclosky has scheduled town forums in the areas of LaPorte County that will join the 1st Congressional District in January.
As in previous years, local students will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and introduce Visclosky to their communities.
Following is Visclosky’s 2013 town forum schedule:
10 a.m. – Hebron: Hebron Public Library, 201 W. Sigler St.
Noon -- Lowell: Lowell Town Hall, 501 E. Main St.
2 p.m. – Griffith: Griffith Town Hall, 111 N. Broad St.
4 p.m. – Hammond-North: Hammond Public Library – Main Library, 564 State St.
6 p.m. – Whiting: Whiting Public Library, 1735 Oliver St.
10 a.m. – Munster: Munster Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road
Noon – Crown Point: Crown Point Public Library, 122 N. Main St.
2 p.m. – Portage: Portage Public Library, 2665 Irving St.
4 p.m. – Chesterton: Westchester Public Library, 100 W. Indiana Ave.
6 p.m. – Valparaiso: Valparaiso City Hall, 166 Lincolnway. An interpreter for the deaf will be present.
10 a.m. – Highland: Wicker Park Clubhouse, 2000 Ridge Road
Noon – Gary: Gary YWCA, 150 W. 15th Ave.
2 p.m. – Hobart: Hobart City Hall, 414 Main St.
4 p.m. – East Chicago: American Legion Post 369, 1401 W. Chicago Ave.
6 p.m. – Hammond-South: Purdue University Calumet, Student Union Library Building Room with the View, 2200 169th St.
Noon – Tri-Town: St. John Public Library, 9450 Wicker Ave.
2 p.m. – Lake Station: Lake Station City Hall, 1969 Central Ave.
4 p.m. – Westville: Purdue University North Central, Library-Student-Faculty Building, 1401 S. U.S. 421
6 p.m. – Michigan City: Michigan City – City Hall Council Chambers, 100 E. Michigan Blvd.
10 a.m. – Merrillville: Merrillville Town Hall, 7820 Broadway. An interpreter for the deaf will be present.
12:30 p.m. – Gary: Gary Public Library – Woodson Branch, 501 S. Lake St.