City Manager holds community office hours

MARQUETTE — Anyone with questions, comments, interests, or concerns about how things are handled in Marquette had the chance to sit down and talk with the city’s manager this morning.

Bill Vajda held his monthly community office hours at the Peter White Public Library. During his time as City Manager, Vajda has found that holding community office hours is one of the best ways to communicate with the people of Marquette.

“We’ve found over time that town hall meetings, work sessions, joint sessions, special sessions, regular sessions give folks an opportunity to learn a lot, but they don’t often get a chance to maybe come in and have a conversation if they aren’t comfortable doing that in front of a large group of people,” said Vajda.

“This is really just kind of a way to give people an informal, personal opportunity to come down and share issues that they might otherwise be uncomfortable sharing chatting about publicly. It might be something that they think is so personal, that it’s not something that the rest of the community really needs to be aware of,” he added.

Vajda said that people also love to talk about the arts and culture events that the city holds each and every year.