Broome County Executive Jason Garnar is planning to provide opportunities for residents to meet with him on a regular basis.

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Garnar, who took office on January 1, has announced he will be available for "open office" meetings for two hours every week. The open office hours are scheduled for Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Garnar said he will meet with people on a first-come, first-serve basis on the sixth floor of the County Office Building on Hawley Street in downtown Binghamton.

In a news release issued Thursday afternoon, Garnar said the first "open hours" will held this week. He said he spoke with people who wanted to find out how the county executive's office may be able to help them and other residents.

Garnar said he plans to have "pop-up offices" at various locations for people who cannot travel to the County Office Building during normal business hours.

The first event will be on January 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Endwell Fire Station on Country Club Road. More events will be announced in the future.

Garnar also plans to discuss county issues with residents during monthly appearances on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program. He is scheduled to be on the program on the first Thursday of each month. His next appearance is set for February 2.

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