Congressman Bill Owens Hosts Town Hall at SUNY Potsdam

03.21.11

Congressman Bill Owens announced today that he will hold a community forum on Saturday, March 26 on the SUNY Potsdam campus.

Rep. Owens will deliver brief opening remarks about job creation and economic development, and then answer direct questions from constituents in attendance. SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John F. Schwaller will serve as moderator for the session.

The town hall meeting will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, in Ralph Wakefield Recital Hall at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and parking will be available in Lots 6, 7 and 9.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to provide a forum for Upstate New Yorkers to voice their concerns and discuss what is important to them,” said Owens. “The best way to solve problems is to have an open and civil discussion on the issues facing the North Country.”

In addition to his first live town hall of the year, Congressman Owens has connected with more than 30,000 Upstate New Yorkers through telephone town halls when his duties as a U.S. Representative have kept him in Washington, D.C. He has also traveled throughout the Congressional district, which includes all or parts of 11 counties, to hear constituent concerns and continue his work to put Upstate New Yorkers back to work.

All constituents from New York’s 23rd Congressional District are encouraged to attend the town hall session.

For more information about the events on SUNY Potsdam’s calendar, visit www.potsdam.edu/newsandevents.

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.