Neal to Host Local Officials at Office
(PITTSFIELD) Congressman Richard E. Neal will join government officials and business and civic leaders from across Berkshire County as he announces the opening of his Berkshire County Congressional Office. Neal will employ two full-time staffers dedicated to the Berkshires, Cindy Clark and Dan Johnson.
"The core function of district Congressional offices is constituent services, and I pride myself on being open and accessible to my constituents," said Neal. "This full-time office in Berkshire County will be a great resource by acting as a direct liaison to all federal agencies."
Neal's Congressional offices will assist constituents with a variety of issues, including help with federal agencies, grant resources, service academy nominations, flag requests, and visits to Washington D.C. Neal's dedication to serving the people of the Berkshires is already a well known entity.
"Both in his campaign and since the election, Congressman Neal has shown a commitment to meeting the needs of the Berkshires," said Berkshire County's state Senator Ben Downing. "He has constantly reached out and listened to constituents from every corner of western Mass. Opening a full time office in Pittsfield, just as Congressman Conte and Olver had, is a concrete symbol of that commitment we have seen from him starting on day one."
Cindy Clark resides in Dalton with her husband Ed and daughter Olivia. She is a 2006 graduate of UMASS-Amherst with a B.S. in Nursing. Clark previously served as senior casework director and office manager for Congressman John W. Olver from 1991-2012 and served as a congressional aide for the late Congressman Silvio O. Conte from 1986-1991.
Dan Johnson is a lifelong resident of the Berkshires who graduated from Pittsfield High School in 2004. He studied political science at Hartwick college in Oneonta, NY. Johnson was a pivotal asset to Neal's resounding victory during the reelection campaign in 2012.
Neal will have three offices serving the people of the First Congressional District. In addition to the Berkshire County Office, Neal will maintain his offices in Springfield and Washington D.C.