As part of continuing constituent outreach throughout the 63rd Legislative House District, State Representative Steve Reick is launching a new series of “Coffee & Conversation” events at local coffee shops and restaurants in northern McHenry County.
The first event takes place next week on Saturday, January 19 at the Windhill Pancake Parlor, 3307 W. Elm Street in McHenry. Rep. Reick will have a few tables reserved for guests between 8:30 and 10:00 AM.
“I’m inviting people to come and join me at a local coffee shop near their homes so we can talk about the issues that are important to them,” said Reick. “I’ll buy the coffee and listen as my constituents talk about their priorities and concerns.”
The 63rd District includes all or portions of 14 different municipalities, including: Bull Valley, Greenwood, Harvard, Hebron, Johnsburg, Marengo, McCullum Lake, McHenry, Pistakee Highlands, Richmond, Ringwood, Union, Wonder Lake and Woodstock.
“My legislative district includes 14 cities and villages and 13 different townships,” Reick said. “It’s very spread out and I am aware that my district office in Woodstock is not conveniently located for some of my constituents on the eastern and western edges of my district.”
The Coffee & Conversation events will compliment an already-existing mobile office hours tour that brings district office resources to local libraries throughout the 63rd District. By offering a variety of opportunities for public engagement, Reick is hoping to make himself more available to all of his constituents at locations that are convenient for them.
“My vision for these Coffee & Conversation events is that some will be solo events while others will be done in cooperation with local elected officials,” Reick added. “I’m looking forward to the casual conversations that will take place at the events.”