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St. John Administrator Hosts Open House Forum; Commissioners of Agriculture and Human Services to Speak

In keeping with a year-round effort to raise awareness on community concerns on St. John Administrator Leona Smith welcomes Agriculture Commissioner Louis E. Petersen Jr. and Human Services Commissioner Christopher Finch for this month’s Open House Forum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug, 27, at the Battery.
The open house initiative was created to give St. Johnians the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the governor’s cabinet and to provide the administration with important feedback on a variety of issues. The meetings are being held throughout the year.
“Throughout the year these meetings have provided an important avenue for gathering feedback, suggestions and recommendations from all who participate. My administration is committed to improving public services throughout the territory, and this forum enables members of the cabinet to hear directly from residents regarding issues of concern. These open house sessions also allow the administration to provide an overview of the plans and programs already in place, government-wide,” said Gov. John P. deJongh.
“We seek to facilitate opportunities for commissioners and agency heads to interface with the public on a regular basis, and I encourage all participants to bring the items that trouble them on a daily basis so these issues can be resolved to the greatest extent possible. At each of these meetings, we look forward to gaining insight on what we’re doing right and what we should do better. I encourage all residents of St. John to participate in this month’s and future open house forums,” deJongh said.
“I am pleased by the continued success of this grassroots, community-based initiative. Through this effort, the administration continues to show its commitment to engaging the public while highlighting the current policies, initiatives and ongoing work of the V.I. government. I invite all members of the St. John community to join us Thursday for this important dialogue,” Administrator Smith said.
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