The forum will feature local mayoral and City Council candidates who have thus far qualified for the Aug. 28 municipal elections.
“This will be a great way for our community to meet the candidates and have their questions answered that are pertinent to where our city is right now,” Chamber Director Carol Bates said. “It’s also a chance for the candidates to showcase themselves.”
The format of the forum will allow each candidate a 2-minute introduction, a question and answer segment and a closing statement.
The chamber is planning another forum on Aug. 23 for mayoral candidates. At this forum, candidates will answer questions from citizens. There will be a period of time set for questions to be submitted at the chamber, through the chamber website or the night of the forum. Candidates will be given time to answer each question.
“It’s a great opportunity, and I hope everyone running for office will participate in these forums,” Bates said.
The qualifying period for candidates is open through July 17.
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