BOSTON -- State Rep. Jennifer Benson, D-Lunenburg, announces the kickoff of her 2014 quarterly office hours.

As traveling to Boston or scheduling a meeting is not always convenient for constituents and town officials, Benson and her staff will be hosting quarterly office hours throughout the 37th Middlesex District, in various locations. The first round of office hours will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Town Halls in Acton, Ayer and Shirley.

It is Benson's goal to be both accessible and helpful to constituents in the district. The intent of office hours is to give members of the community, who may have local issues, legislative requests or individual cases, and feel that Benson can be of assistance, the opportunity to stop by and speak with her directly.

"I am delighted to kick off my quarterly office hours in the 37th Middlesex District," stated Benson. "I love meeting with constituents and town officials. Office hours allow for the community to have a set time and location in order to stop by and have a face-to-face meeting. Monday, Feb. 24, will be the first of many such events throughout the year, and I look forward to seeing many familiar faces."

Please take note that locations and times will rotate throughout the year.

Schedule for Feb. 24 office hours:

9-10 a.m.: Acton Town Hall, Room 126, 472 Main St., Acton.

10:30-11:30 a.m. : Ayer Town Hall, 1st Floor Meeting Room, 1 Main St., Ayer.

Noon to 1 p.m.: Shirley Town Hall, Conference Room 1, 7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464.