- Tuesday, October 16: City Council Candidate Forum
- Where: Court Square Theater
- When: 6:15-8pm
- Cost: Free
- Sponsors: Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors,JMU’s ICAD
- Post Event Meet & Greet: With the candidates at Capital Ale House
- Want a nice printed paper version? Email us: [email protected]
- Facebook Events: Post your Questions for the Candidates and we may use your question in the forum
Local Organizations Team Up to Host City Council and School Board Candidate Forums at Court Square Theater
You are invited to join candidates for Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday, October 16 at Court Square Theater. The forum is organized by the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors. The forum is free, open to the public and will start at 6:15 p.m. at Court Square Theater in the heart of downtown Harrisonburg.
This is the fourth time these groups have come together to host candidate forums.
Moderating the non-partisan forums is JMU’s Institute for Constructive Dialogue and Advocacy. The forums will be interpreted in Spanish and Sign Language, which forum organizers hope will encourage greater participation. The format of the forums is primarily question and answer. Citizens will have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates during the second half of the events.
The forums will enable residents to learn about what each candidate stands for by fielding questions on issues regarding Harrisonburg’s future. Topics include but are not limited to education, local economy, and transportation.
“Nice places to live, work, and play won’t magically happen on their own. The decisions we make today will shape the future of our city for years to come,” said Kyle Lawrence of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition Lawrence added, “These forums will help our community think about the future, and will help the city residents to choose leaders who have the vision and ability to make important decisions about everything from ensuring environmental sustainability of our community, to how to support and encourage affordable housing and attract good paying jobs to our area.”
The candidate forums are great opportunities to hear how your potential Council member thinks and feels about a range of important topics. We urge every Harrisonburg resident to attend.