Sen. Jeff Merkley plans town halls across Southern Oregon in coming weeks.

Sen. Jeff Merkley plans town halls across Southern Oregon in coming weeks.

He will update constituents on his work in Washington, DC, answer questions and invite suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America, a news release from his office said.

A meeting in Medford is set for 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 411 W. Eighth St.

In 2008, Merkley pledged to hold town halls in each of Oregon's 36 counties every year. He has upheld that pledge in each of the past three years and is continuing that commitment in 2012, his office reports.

Other upcoming Southern Oregon town halls include an April 3 meeting in Merrill, and April 5 meetings in Brookings and Cave Junction.