BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — Keeping to his commitment to encourage civic engagement and to be Governor of the whole Commonwealth, Governor Deval Patrick announced today he will embark on a summer town hall meeting tour across Massachusetts, starting on Tuesday, May 26th.
“As we work to overcome the challenges of today, it is important that the citizens of the Commonwealth are involved in the process,” said Governor Patrick. “I look forward to this opportunity to learn how state government can better serve its people.”

Governor Deval PatrickThe meetings are part of Governor Patrick’s efforts to make state government accessible for all people in the Commonwealth. The Governor will host 15 town hall meetings this summer and he encourages all to come and share in the discussion. Last year, the Governor held town hall meetings in Salem, Hull, Amesbury, Holyoke, Milton, Webster, Rehoboth, Athol, Great Barrington, and Hyannis.

The town hall-style meetings are open to the public, giving residents a chance to talk directly to Governor Patrick about issues they care about most, including the economy, the state’s budget challenges, and the Governor’s efforts to push for reforms on Beacon Hill.

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Town Hall Meeting Schedule:
Additional Venues TBA

•Tuesday, May 26th, 6:30 p.m. Dennis, Village Green (1006 Old Bass River Road)

•Sunday, June 7th, 5:30 p.m. Randolph, Robert C. Williams Gazebo (corner of North and Pleasant Streets)

•Tuesday, June 16th, 6:30 p.m. Needham, Town Hall Green (1471 Highland Avenue)

•Monday, June 22nd, 7:00 p.m. Arlington, Robbin Farm Park (51 Eastern Avenue)

•Monday, June 29th, 6:30 p.m. Lynn

•Wednesday, July 8th, 6:30 p.m. Shrewsbury

•Tuesday, July 14th, 6:30 p.m. Adams

•Thursday, July 16th, 6:30 p.m. Pembroke

•Tuesday, July 21st, 6:30 p.m. Newburyport

•Thursday, July 23rd, 6:30 p.m. Grove Hall

•Wednesday, July 29th, 6:30 p.m. Wareham

•Tuesday, August 4th, 6:30 p.m. Groton

•Thursday, August 6th, 6:30 p.m. Chicopee

•Tuesday, August 11th, 6:30 p.m. Pittsfield

•Thursday, August 13th, 6:30 p.m. Sharon.