Commissioners to host second Coffee with a Commissioner event in Fostoria

Commissioners to host second Coffee with a Commissioner event in Fostoria

Commissioner Tony Paradiso will be joined by Fostoria Economic Development Corp. President Renee Smith for a cup of coffee and good conversation with constituents as part of the county’s second Coffee with a Commissioner event.

The event is to occur at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 at the Fostoria Learning Center, 342 Perry St.

Paradiso and Smith will be on location for about an hour and free coffee is to be provided courtesy of Jess Wirth and Bailiwicks Coffee Company. Paradiso and Smith will give a brief speech to those in attendance, but for most of the hour, the two hope to share a conversation with residents and answer any questions they may have.

This event is the second of a series that was launched last year in an attempt to continue improving accessibility and transparency.

Paradiso said he looks forward to hosting the event because of the less formal, one-on-one format that can allow casual conversation in a comfortable environment.

“It’s great for us because we can meet more new people throughout the county,” he said. “I look forward to listening to constituents and hearing their ideas and concerns. This can help make me a better commissioner.”

Wirth said she is excited to be part of the series.

“Our commissioners do a fantastic job of being available and ensuring transparency,” she said. “It’s an honor to partner with them to create one more avenue for residents of Seneca County to have the opportunity to voice concerns and be heard, learn what is in store for the county, and meet our community leaders face to face.”

More events will be scheduled throughout the year, with Commissioner Mike Kerschner as the next host. A time, date and place will be announced for that event soon.