Wyden wins Town Hall Project MVP Award for 2018
Oregon’s Senator Ron Wyden held 52 open town hall meetings with his constituents — the most of any member of the U.S. Senate
PORTLAND – With a new session of Congress about to begin, Town Hall Project is celebrating lawmakers and candidates who were role models for public accessibility in 2018, including Oregon’s Senator Ron Wyden, winner of Town Hall Project’s “Senate MVP” Award.
“Leaders like Ron Wyden understand that town hall meetings are an essential part of the job. These meetings give Oregonians a greater understanding of how their government works, and they are critical for members of Congress to stay in touch with the issues that really matters to the people they work for—their constituents. ” said Nathan Williams, co-founder and managing director of Town Hall Project. “Senator Wyden’s career-long commitment to the hard, sometimes unglamorous work of town hall meetings is a model for lawmakers everywhere. ”
“This award from the Town Hall Project is a tribute to all the Oregonians who have come out to these open-to-all meetings to educate me about the issues they care about and to generate good ideas I can take back to Washington, DC,” Wyden said. “I am honored to receive the award and committed to continue throwing open the doors of government throughout Oregon and answering any question from anybody. These town halls play a huge part in the Oregon Way approach of always focusing on solutions.”
Williams will be presenting Senator Wyden with the award on Friday, January 4, at a “Listening to the Future” event with the students of Portland’s Cleveland High School.
The full list of award winners can be found at townhallproject.com.