Chamber to hold legislative town hall

Staff Report

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Chamber of Commerce will conduct its 21st Annual “Town Hall with your Legislators” event, on Tuesday evening, May 23.

In addition, AT&T and Bossard Memorial Library has joined with the chamber to host the event in their Riverside Room. The doors will open at 6 p.m., the event will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Invited to participate are federal, state and local elected leaders. Panelists who have confirmed their attendance, are Todd Shelton, Southeast Ohio District Representative for U.S. Senator Rob Portman, Juli Stephens, Ohio 6th District Representative for U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson, State Representative Ryan Smith representative Taylor Stepp, Gallia County Commission President Harold Montgomery and Gallipolis City Commission President Tony Gallagher.

This year’s event will include a town hall format. The public is encouraged to attend and ask questions about issues that concern them. Those expected to attend include not only Gallia County residents, but also those from surrounding counties.

The chamber wants to be sure as many of those attending as possible will be able to participate. Cards will be given out, so that people who have questions, will be able to write them down and give them to the moderator, who then will direct them to the appropriate panelist.

This legislative event is open to the public, and is another way the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce serves the community. As a reminder, the event will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Bossard Memorial Library. Please RSVP by going to the Events section at or calling 446-0596. RSVP’s are recommended, but not required. If individuals would like to submit a question prior to the event, please do so by emailing with “Town Hall” in the subject line.

Staff Report