Representative Derek Kilmer has teamed up with the Peninsula College Associated Student Council for a Student Town Hall at 5:00 pm on April 4 in the College’s Little Theater.
Kilmer, who grew up on the Olympic Peninsula and represents Washington’s 6th Congressional District, will share remarks about the 2018 Legislative Session and will field questions from the audience.
Peninsula’s student leaders actively participate in state and national legislative agendas and will host Kilmer for the first time since the 2016-17 academic year.
“After talking with our state representatives in October, and getting to hear what is happening at the state level, I am looking forward to the opportunity to voice student needs to Congressman Kilmer,” said Bonnie Sires, a Port Angeles High School Running Start student, serving as Peninsula’s ASC Vice President this year.
While state legislation governs tuition and the policies that guide Washington’s community and technical colleges, financial aid, student debt, immigration, and Title IX are examples of higher education policy issues that are governed at the national level.
“I am very pleased that Congressman Kilmer has made himself available to our students and our community,” said Rick Ross, associate dean for athletics and student life. “He is a home-grown Port Angeles leader who listens, and who has been very responsive to our students’ concerns over the years.”
Kilmer, a democrat, has represented Washington’s 6th Congressional District since 2013. He previously served in the Washington House of Representatives from 2005 to 2007 and the Washington Senate from 2007 to 2013. He was born and raised in Port Angeles where both of his parents were public school teachers.
The Student Town Hall is free and open to college students and members of the community.
For more information contact Rick Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 417 – 6533.