Concord -- Grab the ear of Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, at a Thursday reception hosted by the Contra Costa Council.

Frazier was elected in November to the newly drawn 11th District, which includes most of eastern Contra Costa County.

The council is an East Bay business membership organization.

The event runs from 5-7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord. Tickets are $25 for council members and $30 for others. For more information, visit www.contracostacouncil.com.

-- Lisa Vorderbrueggen