Elk River Mayor John Dietz has agreed to hold monthly appearances with question and answer opportunities at the Elk River American Legion post in Elk River on the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. These appearances are for the general public to have an opportunity to hear the mayor talk about various topics each month and to have the chance to ask questions in an informal atmosphere free from the formality of City Hall and without having to be videotaped or needing to give a name and address.
Dietz plans to bring along a guest speaker, usually a city department representative or council member. The Legion Coffee Club, sponsor of this event, will try to have an announcement in the previous week’s Star News.
Feb. 5 will feature the mayor and guest Mark Thompson, assistant Elk River street superintendent. People are welcome to call and request specific topics or guest speakers. Coffee and doughnuts will be available.