You MUST REGISTER for the Forum to participate via Zoom. If you miss registration then you can view the forum streamed on the Facebook Page for the United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County
A public Forum with all 5 Harrisonburg City Council Candidates
- When: Wednesday, October 21
- Where: Virtual Streamed Event stay tuned for a link to register.
- Time: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
- Why: An accessible public forum with all five Harrisonburg City Council Candidates that is nonpartisan, fair, impartial, and clear for all involved.
- Moderator: Dr. Lori Brit from James Madison Univeristy’s Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue (ICAD)
Questions? Contact Us for more information
Local Organizations Team Up to Host Virtual City Council Candidate Forum
You are invited to join candidates for Harrisonburg City Council on Wednesday, October 21 for a virtual forum with all five candidates. The forum is organized by the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors.
This is the fifth 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 have closed captioned. The format of the forums primarily question and answer with each question asked of every candidate. Citizens will have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates during the second half of the event.
The forum 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 housing, education, local economy, and transportation.
“Vibrant and equitable 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 businesses to our region.
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.