SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KMTR) – Springfield city officials are hoping to make a few more down-to-earth connections with residents through a new initiative.
Councilors posted up for a meet-and-greet in front of Jerry's Home Improvement Center off Olympic Street in Springfield on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Councilors Sean VanGordon, Marilee Woodrow and Sheri Moore took part, along with Mayor Christine Lundberg.
It’s the second meet-and-greet councilors have done, the first taking place at Albertson’s in the Thurston area. The hope is to make connections with residents on a more casual level.
“We get a chance to educate people about some of the things that are going on in the city that maybe they just don't know a lot about or would ask a question if you were standing right there and you could just ask questions,” says Mayor Christine Lundberg.
Mayor Lundberg estimates about 200 people stopped by. Councilors are hoping to do more meet-and-greets in the coming months.