The next Grand Junction City Manager Community Coffee gathering is coming up Friday, April 14, and it's imperative you attend. Here are five solid reasons why you dare not miss this event.

Throughout the year, several of these public gatherings are held at various Western Colorado coffee shops. Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton hosts these informal events to interact with the public, get feedback on city programs, and answer questions. Various city department directors are expected to attend.

These "unstructured" meetings are open to the public. No reservations are required. Simply drop in.

Here are five reasons why you dare not miss these events:

  • It's your chance to speak your opinion
  • You'll always walk away with valuable information
  • It's a chance to meet with others who may share your concerns
  • The coffee is really good
  • It's your chance to ask those questions you've been dying to ask

Every time I attend one of these gatherings I end up walking away with information and answers which could not have been obtained anywhere else. The informal setting amplifies the experience, making it more pleasant and community minded.

The next gathering is coming up this Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m., at Trader's Coffee and Tea at the corner of 7th and Patterson. The schedule for the rest of the year is as follows:

  • Friday, May 19 at Monument Village Coffee, 2148 Broadway, 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, June 12 at Trader's Coffee and Tea, corner of 7th and Patterson, 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 18 at Monument Village Coffee, 2148 Broadway, 9:00 a.m.

This is an excellent opportunity to pick up information, get answers, and support the community. It's free, fun, and informative. Make plans to attend all of the City Managers Community Coffee gatherings.