By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)–The Town of Apple Valley is pleased to welcome Congressman-Elect Paul Cook, as he establishes his new District Office at the Apple Valley Town Hall. Per an agreement approved by the Town Council tonight, district staff will take possession of 1,302 square feet in the main Town Hall starting January 3. The area includes two offices, a secretarial station, a storage room and a small conference room. It is the first time that a U.S. congress district office has been located in the High Desert.
“Partnering with the Town of Apple Valley is a great opportunity to provide quality service and convenience to Victor Valley residents. Public officials need to find ways to reduce the cost of government while still providing the high level of service taxpayers deserve, and I think opening an office in the Apple Valley Town Hall building achieves that laudable goal. I look forward to working diligently on behalf of the people I represent in Congress and this office will be an important part of that process,” said Congressman-Elect Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley).
District 8 covers the entire High Desert, as well as Highland, Yucaipa, the San Bernardino Mountains, and both Mono and Inyo Counties.
“We are delighted that Congressman-Elect Cook has chosen the High Desert region for his home base, and especially glad to welcome him to Town Hall,” said Curt Emick, mayor of Apple Valley.
The space was previously occupied by the town manager’s department. They are relocating to the Development Services Building (DSB), immediately adjacent to Town Hall.
“Apple Valley Town Hall offers an accessible public location in an established government center, and at a very reasonable cost,” explained Frank Robinson, town manager. “It is a good use of resources, and will serve the public well.”
Constituents of the Congressman will be able to visit during normal business hours. Services include providing assistance with government agencies, and information about legislation under consideration. Staff is also available to talk with constituents about the Congressman’s position on issues of the day, and serve as liaisons to District communities, among other services.
For more information, please call the Town Public Information Office at (760) 240-7000 x 7070.