Westrom, Backer announce Zoom town hall meeting

State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, and Rep. Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, plan to hold a town hall meeting using the Zoom application next Wednesday, April 22.

They will cover the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as any other legislative issues the attendees wish to bring forward.

Backer and Westrom said their goal is to keep their district informed and maintain an open line of communication, despite an inability to hold traditional town halls.

The meeting will last about one hour and feature an update on the current situation and a time for constituent questions.

Constituents from Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin counties are invited to join the video call.


To join via the Zoom platform, visit Zoom’s website to create an account and download the app, which is free. Once you have a Zoom account, use the link below to join the call.

The call-in number is listed for community-members who prefer to dial-in by phone. This is a first attempt at a virtual town hall meeting, so patience with technical difficulties may be needed, the legislators said.

A staff member will be standing by.

The meeting is set to take place from 2 to 3 p.m. on April 22. To join the meetings, click this link:

or visit and enter meeting ID: 919-381-2159.

Audio conferencing participants need to call (415) 762-9988 or (646) 568-7788 and follow the audio instructions.


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