Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has announced the start of statewide community office hours, where constituents can have one-on-one meetings with a representative from his office.
The first events will begin this week at locations around the state. In Northern Virginia, they're scheduled for Feb. 4 in Arlington and Woodbridge. See details here.
Going forward, the Office of Constituent Services and Community Engagement will hold quarterly visits in each region of the state. The office currently facilitates communication between Northam and residents via phone, email, letters and meetings in Richmond.
The new office hours will help community engagement specialists connect residents to state resources and provide information on services, including Medicaid enrollment and the restoration of rights.
"My office may be in Richmond, but my administration serves the entire Commonwealth," Northam said in a release. "I want to ensure that all Virginians have more opportunities to engage with my office."