WBOC’s Milton Town Hall Meeting
WBOC’s Vice President and General Manager Craig Jahelka, members of the station’s news management team, as well as WBOC’s Sussex County videojournalists, listened to numerous concerns. Many who attended the meeting said they were concerned about overdevelopment in Sussex County. Janet Benfield was one such example.
“Drive around the eastern side of Sussex County. From Georgetown Zoar Road, you can count on two hands at least 12 new developments,” Benfield said.
Thursday’s event lasted an hour and was moderated by WBOC anchor and Managing Editor Steve Hammond. Several Milton public officials attended the meeting, including the town manager and police chief. Milton Vice Mayor Estelle Parker-Selby, who was also in attendance, expressed how she would like to see more coverage on area youth.
“I would like to see WBOC do a lot positive types of things with our children,” Parker-Selby said. ‘
Following the meeting, Charles Fleetwood said he thought the town hall format was a good way for viewers to share their concerns.
“I thought the people were pretty honest in what they wanted,” he said. “I was surprised at some of the issues that came up.”
Thursday night’s inaugural town hall meeting focused on listening to members of the audience and respecting their views. But the meeting was not a one-time event. WBOC is planning to hold more town hall meetings in communities all across Delmarva in the months ahead. We’d love to see you there. Stay tuned for future dates and locations.