Merkley Announces 2024 Town Halls for Tillamook, Clatsop, Columbia, Linn, and Benton Counties

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced today town halls will be held in Tillamook, Clatsop, and Columbia counties on Saturday, April 6 and Linn and Benton counties on Sunday, April 7. The five events continue Merkley’s 2024 town hall tour of Oregon, where he will hold a community conversation for each of the state’s 36 counties.   

“I hold a town hall for every Oregon county, every year because there is simply no substitute to hearing directly from folks about the ideas and priorities that matter most to them and their communities. Oregonians’ thoughts help shape my work in Congress, including positions on policies, ideas for bills, and strategies for securing resources for every corner of our state,” Merkley said.  

“Over the course of the more than 540 town halls I’ve held since Oregonians sent me to the Senate, I’ve seen how these events provide respectful, safe spaces for people to express their unique points of view during these often-divisive times. We all benefit significantly when we leave our comfort zone and open ourselves up to new ways of looking at issues—me included.  

“I am thrilled to be hitting the road again to meet with Oregonians from all walks of life in their communities.”  

Since taking office in 2009, Senator Merkley has kept his promise to hold an open town hall for each of Oregon’s 36 counties every year. His upcoming town hall conversations are as follows, with additional details to be sent to local media ahead of each event:  

Saturday, April 6: 

Tillamook County Town Hall 

Time: 10:30 a.m. PT 

Location: Tillamook Bay Community College—Room 215 

4301 Third St, Tillamook, OR 97141 


Clatsop County Town Hall 

Time: 2:30 p.m. PT 

Location: Clatsop Community College—Patriot Hall Building—Gym, first floor 

1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria, OR 97103 


Columbia County Town Hall  

Time: 6 p.m. PT  

Location: Lewis and Clark Elementary School—Gym 

111 S 9th St, St Helens, OR 97051 


Sunday, April 7: 

Linn County Town Hall  

Time: 12:30 p.m. PT  

Location: Linn-Benton Community College—Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall  

6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR 97321  


Benton County Town Hall  

Time: 3:30 p.m. PT  

Location: Corvallis Armory—The Drill Floor 

1100 NW Kings Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330