45th LD legislators at an in-person town hall
45th district legislators at a town hall in February of 2020. From left to right: Washington State Representative Roger Goodman, State Representative Larry Springer, and State Senator Manka Dhingra. (Photo: Andrew Villeneuve/NPI)

Next week, it will have already been a month since the 2024 Wash­ing­ton State Leg­is­la­ture adjourned Sine Die (mean­ing, with no expec­ta­tion of return­ing). Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee has fin­ished work­ing through all of the leg­is­la­tion that law­mak­ers sent him, even the bud­gets, bring­ing an end to bill sign­ing sea­son. Though many leg­is­la­tors have now shift­ed into cam­paign mode, a num­ber are offer­ing a few post-ses­sion town hall or com­mu­ni­ty chat oppor­tu­ni­ties. Here’s a guide to the ones that we know about. 

April 2nd (tomorrow): 5th Legislative District (King County) 


Who: 5th Dis­trict State Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Lisa Callan and Bill Ramos

What: Town Hall Meeting

When: 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Tues­day, April 2nd, 2024

Where: Gib­son Hall, 105 New­port Way SW, Issaquah, WA

Why: To pro­vide con­stituents an update on the leg­isla­tive ses­sion and answer their questions.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Bill Ramos, D‑Issaquah, and Lisa Callan, D‑Issaquah, (5th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict), rep­re­sent por­tions of east­ern and south­ern King Coun­ty, includ­ing Issaquah, Sno­qualmie, Black Dia­mond, Car­na­tion, and North Bend, Maple Val­ley, and part of Renton.

April 2nd/3rd/4th: 16th Legislative District (Central Washington) 


Dur­ing these gath­er­ings, we will update you on the ini­tia­tives and what could hap­pen going for­ward. We will also recap some of the high­lights of the state’s three sup­ple­men­tal bud­gets and the impact these spend­ing plans will have on fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties through­out our dis­trict. Addi­tion­al­ly, we’ll dis­cuss some of the good and bad leg­is­la­tion that passed and some that didn’t.

These meet­ings are tru­ly a great way for you to get your ques­tions answered and offer your input. We val­ue your feed­back as we look to rep­re­sent you and build strong com­mu­ni­ties in the 16th Dis­trict and through­out Wash­ing­ton. We strong­ly encour­age you to join us.

Below are the details for the upcom­ing town hall meetings.

  • Tues­day, April 2nd
    6 – 7 PM
    Pross­er Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter
    1231 Dud­ley Ave. (Pross­er)
  • Wednes­day, April 3rd
    6 – 7 PM
    Colum­bia Basin Col­lege, SWL Build­ing, Rm. 221
    2600 N. 20th Ave. (Pas­co)
  • Thurs­day, April 4th
    6 – 7 PM
    Wal­la Wal­la Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege
    Per­form­ing Arts Audi­to­ri­um
    500 Tau­sick Way (Wal­la Walla)

We appre­ci­ate your input and hope to see you there!

April 4th: 27th Legislative District (Pierce County) 


Who: Speak­er Lau­rie Jink­ins, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jake Fey, and Sen­a­tor Yas­min Trudeau

What: Tele­phone town hall for con­stituents of the 27th Leg­isla­tive District

When: Thurs­day, April 4, 2024, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Where: Con­stituent dial-in num­ber 877–229-8493, enter PIN 116282

Why: To pro­vide con­stituents of the 27th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict with infor­ma­tion about the recent­ly-con­clud­ed 2024 leg­isla­tive ses­sion and answer their ques­tions about leg­isla­tive and state gov­ern­ment issues.

April 13th: 42nd Legislative District (Whatcom County) 


Please join 42nd Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict law­mak­ers Sen. Sharon Shew­make and Rep. Joe Tim­mons at one of their upcom­ing com­mu­ni­ty chats. This is your oppor­tu­ni­ty to hear a post-ses­sion update, ask ques­tions, and share your thoughts on what they should focus on dur­ing inter­im. Read below to find a com­mu­ni­ty chat near you!

The 42nd Dis­trict rep­re­sents most of What­com Coun­ty, includ­ing Blaine, Fer­n­dale, Lyn­den, Ever­son, Nook­sack, Sumas, and part of Belling­ham, Birch Bay, Point Roberts, Lum­mi Island, Lum­mi Nation and Nook­sack Indi­an Tribe, and extend­ing east to Mt. Bak­er and North Cas­cades Nation­al Park.

Who: Sen­a­tor Sharon Shew­make and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Joe Timmons

What: 42nd Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict Com­mu­ni­ty Chats

When: April 13th, 2024


  • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM in Belling­ham, Locus Cof­fee, 120 W. Hol­ly Street
  • 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM in Fer­n­dale, Fer­n­dale Library, 2125 Main Street
  • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM in Blaine/Birch Bay, Birch Bay Cham­ber of Com­merce, 4819 Alder­son Road
  • 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM in Lyn­den, Lyn­den Library, 216 4th Street
  • 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM in Ever­son, Master’s Blend, 107 E. Main Street
  • 5:30 PM — 6:30 PM in Maple Falls, East What­com Region­al Resource Cen­ter, 8251 Kendall Road

As more of these get sched­uled, we’ll update this post. 

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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