Rep. Anthony Brindisi was in Cortland this morning (March 21) for a breakfast-time discussion with District 22 constituents, business owners and non-profits.
Brindisi has been in Cortland all week, hosting Agriculture and Veteran Council meetings, as well as delivering “Meals on Wheels” with the Area Agency on Aging.
Today’s event was hosted by the Cortland Chamber of Commerce at the Port Watson Mini Conference Center in Cortland. Afterwards, I caught up with Brindisi and asked him about all the trips he’s been making around District 22:
“I want to be accessible to everyone in my district, and in order to do that you have to be out in the public,” Brindisi said. “Some representatives choose to stay in Washington but I feel its necessary to get out into the communities and speak directly with the people.”
Brindisi also told us that a senior-oriented Town Hall meeting may be in the works in the coming months, but everything is still very much preliminary.
There will also be a full Cortland County Town Hall in June as part of Brindisi’s commitment to hold one in every county in the district this year.
After this morning’s meeting, Brindisi said he was meeting with other local elected officials to discuss their agendas and priorities.