As part of continuing constituent outreach throughout the 63rd House District, state Rep. Steve Reick is launching a new series of “Coffee & Conversation” events at local coffee shops and restaurants in northern McHenry County.
The first event will be Jan. 19 at the Windhill Pancake Parlor, 3307 W. Elm St. in McHenry. Reick will have a few tables reserved for guests between 8:30 and 10 a.m.
“I’m inviting people to come and join me at a local coffee shop near their homes so we can talk about the issues that are important to them,” Reick said. “I’ll buy the coffee and listen as my constituents talk about their priorities and concerns.”
The 63rd District includes all or portions of 14 different municipalities, including Bull Valley, Greenwood, Harvard, Hebron, Johnsburg, Marengo, McCullom Lake, McHenry, Pistakee Highlands, Richmond, Ringwood, Union, Wonder Lake and Woodstock.
“My legislative district includes 14 cities and villages and 13 different townships,” Reick said. “It’s very spread out, and I am aware that my district office in Woodstock is not conveniently located for some of my constituents on the eastern and western edges of my district.”
The Coffee & Conversation events will complement an already existing mobile office hours tour that brings district office resources to local libraries throughout the district. By offering a variety of opportunities for public engagement, Reick is hoping to make himself more available to all of his constituents at locations that are convenient for them.