WASHINGTON—Residents in the fast-growing Wiregrass area will have easier access to one of their elected officials in Washington starting Monday when U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions’ new Wiregrass office opens in Dothan.
Sessions’ office will provide a nearby resource for area citizens seeking assistance with federal agencies like the Social Security Administration or the Department of Veterans Affairs, or wishing to share a suggestion or express concern regarding an issue under consideration in the Senate.
The opening this week marks the first time in memory that the Wiregrass has been home to a U.S. senator’s state office. It comes amid a period of growth in the region, in terms of both jobs and population.
To commemorate the opening, Sessions will host an open house and meet-and-greet on Monday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will give Wiregrass residents a chance to tour the new office, meet the senator, and share their concerns with him directly.
“Opening our new office in the Wiregrass couldn’t come at a better time. The region, which is home to a growing population, key industries, and an important military presence at Ft. Rucker, is poised for tremendous growth. It is important to me that area residents have direct access to my staff and the assistance we can offer,” Sessions said. “The federal government is a vast and often confusing system of departments and agencies, and my staff and I stand ready to assist our constituents when they find it necessary to interact directly with the government. We’re looking forward to the open house on Monday and hope that anyone interested will join us.”
Sessions’ new office will be located in the United States Courthouse in Dothan and will serve nine counties in the Wiregrass region: Geneva, Coffee, Covington, Houston, Henry, Dale, Pike, Crenshaw, and Barbour.
Previously, the closest office for area residents was located in Montgomery, which in some cases meant a drive of two hours or more.
Staff at the Senate office will be available to assist constituents with their interactions with the federal government, and to serve as a liaison between Sessions and local community, business, and government leaders.
Sessions’ primary representative in the new Wiregrass office will be Cecelia Meeks, a resident of the area. The office is located at 100 West Troy Street, Suite 302 in Dothan, and can be reached via phone at (334) 792-4924.
Sessions has offices in four other Alabama cities: Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile. Additionally, constituents may connect with the senator through his Washington office or via Facebook, Twitter, and
YouTube—all accessible through his web site at www.sessions.senate.gov.