The monthly town hall meetings hosted by Black Hawk County sheriff Tony Thompson have reached a milestone.

Since taking the oath of office in January of 2009, Thompson has held the public sessions to get input on the department he runs. Now, more than nine-years after first being elected, the three-term sheriff is preparing to hold his 100th town hall meeting.

"I contend daily with the lack of input and information that most public officials deal with, but I continue to reach out and make myself available," Thompson said. "I enjoy standing flat-footed every month and answering difficult questions. I don't know every answer, but I always leave my monthly town halls with a sense of satisfaction, whether there were three or 300 attending the meeting."

Thompson has made it a tradition to rotate the public meetings, holding one in a different town within the county each month.

The milestone 100th town hall meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday (April 11, 2017) at the Cedar Falls Public Library. Residents are encouraged to attend the gathering and ask Thompson questions, offer comments or voice their concerns about the Black Hawk County sheriff's department.