Neighborhood Council hosts Congressman Kilmer

Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Washington, speaking at the Port of Tacoma in July 2011. Port of Tacoma photo Some rights reserved

Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Washington, in July 2011.
Port of Tacoma photo/Some rights reserved

If you haven’t made it to a North End Neighborhood Council meeting, Monday night (Jan. 6) would be a good time to make it a habit. Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-6th District, will make a presentation and answer questions.

Kilmer will talk about what’s going on in the other Washington and also about how his office can be a resource to North Enders, according to council chairman Kyle Price.

Price says it will be a good opportunity to ask the congressman about issues that are important to North End residents, such as roads, storm water, transit, and also amenities such as waterfront access, green space or even projects as specific as the Dome-to-Defiance trail.

Kilmer has an economic development background, “so he might have some useful and interesting ideas for our neighborhood – both for businesses and for residents,” Price said.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on the University of Puget Sound campus, where NENC usually meets, but in a different building than the normal meeting room. The session with Rep. Kilmer will be in the Tahoma Room inside Commencement Hall. Here’s a campus map.

Price said NENC will also be doing some organizing of activities and setting priorities for the year. The regular meetings, which are packed with news and information for neighborhood residents and business owners, are held at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at UPS in Thompson Hall, Room 193.

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