Merkley Announces Eight Additional April Town Halls 

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced today he will be closing out April with eight in-person town halls: Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties on Friday, April 26; Sherman, Wasco, and Hood River counties on Saturday, April 27; and Deschutes and Jefferson counties on Sunday, April 28. The 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:   

Friday, April 26: 

Marion County Town Hall 

Time: 10:30 a.m. PT 

Location: Chemeketa Community College – Salem Campus, Building 6 – Auditorium 

4000 Lancaster Dr, Salem, OR 97305 

Polk County Town Hall 

Time: 1:30 p.m. PT 

Location: Colonel Nesmith Readiness Center – Assembly Hall  

12830 Westview Dr, Dallas, OR 97338 

Yamhill County Town Hall 

Time: 4:30 p.m. PT 

Location: McMinnville High School – Gym 

615 NE 15th St, McMinnville, OR 97128 

Saturday, April 27:  

Sherman County Town Hall  

Time: 11 a.m. PT  

Location: Rufus City Hall – Council Chambers 

304 2nd St, Rufus, OR 97050 

Wasco County Town Hall  

Time: 1:30 p.m. PT  

Location: The Dalles High School – Auditorium 

220 E 10th St, The Dalles, OR 97058 

Hood River County Town Hall   

Time: 4:30 p.m. PT   

Location: Westside Elementary School – Gym 

3685 Belmont Dr, Hood River, OR 97031 

Sunday, April 28:  

Deschutes County Town Hall   

Time: 12:30 p.m. PT   

Location: Central Oregon Community College – Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall 

2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703 

Jefferson County Town Hall   

Time: 3:30 p.m. PT   

Location: Madras Performing Arts Center – Auditorium 

412 SE Buff St, Madras, OR 97741