North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard will hold the next in a series of informal "Coffee and Conversation" gatherings this Saturday, April 6, from 9-10 A.M. at the UNO Community Center on River Street. They are open to the public and there are no set agendas.

The Mayor said he often hears about ideas and issues from the public while attending events at places like the Spitzer Center or the UNO Community Center, or even "at the dairy case at the supermarket." He said having these times set aside each month gives him a chance to connect directly with residents. As the mayor put it: "Here's the deal: I'll be there" for whatever people want to talk about. A few of the topics brought up at the previous month's events included crosswalk safety, green issues, and recycling. Bernard said whatever the topic he's willing to listen, take notes and refer concerns back to city team members when needed.

If you can't make it tomorrow, the next "Coffee and Conversation" with the mayor is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 9-10 A.M. at Greylock Valley Apartments Community Room.