Alderman at Large Dennis Sullivan will bring his mobile neighborhood office hours across the city starting Saturday, May 6 through May 20. He’s held more than 160 office stops since being elected to the board to meet and learn from residents and share ideas.
Sullivan will make the following stops as part of his spring office hours:
* Saturday, May 6 – outside the East Branch library on lower Broadway at 9am, followed by the Union Square Dunkin’ Donuts at 10am
* Saturday, May 13 – outside Dunkin’ Donuts at the corner of Highland Ave. and Central Street at 9am, followed by the Winter Hill Post Office at 10am and Ball Square at 11am
* Saturday, May 20 – Statue Park in Davis Square at 9am, followed by Teele Square at 10am
“The office hours started as somewhat of an experiment but quickly became something I look forward to every spring and fall,” said Sullivan. “The fact that we have logged in more than 160 stops is testament to the people of this great city and their engagement. Every single stop I am amazed at the people who come out to talk to me about an issue we are currently debating or an idea they have. People know they can call or email me and this gives them another way to keep in touch.”
Sullivan takes the mobile office — a banner and table — twice per year to each one of the city’s seven wards, and once during the colder months at either a local grocery store or library. Sullivan argues that while nothing can replace “face to face discussion,” he posts updates on social media as well.
“It’s truly a family affair,” said Sullivan. “Our nearly three-year-old daughter has been to every stop and I hope it is helping to instill in her the importance of community engagement!”
Office hours are weather permitting. If they are rescheduled they will be announced via @aldsullivan on twitter and via facebook.