North Adams mayor Tom Bernard will hold monthly community meetings at locations throughout the city. The mayor’s “Coffee and Conversation” series kicked off this past Saturday at the Empire Café, located at 57 Main Street. So if you missed that one there will be more to come and we have a schedule at the bottom of the page for you.

In a press release, the Mayor stated,

One of the biggest rewards of serving as mayor of North Adams is having the opportunity to meet and hear from so many people in our community,” Mayor Bernard said in announcing the series. I appreciate my many conversations with residents at downtown events, in our schools, at local businesses, and in City Hall. You’ve told me about your business ideas. You’ve shared your concerns about taxes and affordability; potholes and water main breaks; transportation and cable; domestic violence; and the opioid epidemic, among other topics. You’ve passed along compliments about the work of our dedicated public employees, and challenged them, and me to do better in areas where we can be more responsive.

Coffee and Conversation events are open to the public. There is no set agenda, just a chance for informal conversation with the mayor and other residents. The series is scheduled through May on the first Saturday of the month according to the following schedule, and at the following locations:

Saturday, February 2, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Empire Cafe

Saturday, March 2, 9:00-10:00 a.m., BrewHaHa

Saturday, April 6, 9:00-10:00 a.m., UNO Community Center

Saturday, May 4, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Greylock Valley Apartments Community Room

For more information please contact Michelle Ells, via email at mells@northadams-ma.gov or by phone at 413-662-3000.