City launches first in series of Town Halls March 11

Public safety, police behavior, business recruitment, fixing bumpy roads, emergency preparation.

The city of Auburn is keen to hear what its residents would like it to focus on.

This is why the city is launching the first in a monthly series of Town Halls in 2021 at 6 p.m. March 11.

The city already has a survey open for residents to submit questions and offer comments before the event at

The first event will be about an hour long and will begin with introductions from each department director, who will bring residents up to date on what their teams have been working on in the past year, and what they are focusing on in the year ahead.

Following the department introductions, Mayor Nancy Backus and a panel of staff will answer the questions that residents have submitted in a roundtable discussion.

“This one is a general overview of the city to kick us off, but the following months will focus on particular topics,” said Kalyn Brady, communications manager for the city of Auburn. “We are working on a calendar, and then, using feedback from questions from this first Town Hall, we will finalize the topics for each month and share out to the public.”

All the town halls begin at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.

Join the Town Hall via Zoom or by phone: 253-215-8782 or 877-853-5257 (toll free).