Let the forums begin

Chambanamoms posted an article about the school board candidate forum marathon that starts this Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Mellon Center:

http://www.chambanamoms.com/events/unit-4-school-board-candidate-forum/

This first one is put on by the PTA Council and moderated by Brian Minsker. Better yet, it will be televised on CGTV 5 for those who still have cable – not sure if it will go up on Vimeo for the rest of us, but I will ask.

 

Champaign School Board Forum Flyer 3-9-2015The marathon continues Thursday morning (March 12) at the Hilton Garden Inn ($10 if you want breakfast) from 7:30 – 9:00 am, put on by the Chamber of Commerce. That evening, the LWV, NG and NAACP will host a forum at the City Building from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. There is a bit of a breather until the last one I know of, March 19th from 7:30 – 9:30 at Mount Olive Baptist Church (meet & greet starts at 7:00 pm).

 

If you know of others, I am happy to post them. However I am thinking the candidates are already hard pressed just with these four events. In fact, some candidates have already mentioned they will be missing at certain forums (pre-existing conflicts).

 

What I have found from my own interactions with candidates is that we have a very strong pool of good people. I am hard pressed just to choose four of the eight 4-year candidates. Take your civic responsibilities seriously and take the time to at least read about each candidate; you can start on the candidate page I have been putting together:

https://thecitizen4blog.wordpress.com/misc/2015-board-candidates/

 

UPDATE: The time for the forum at the Mount Olive Baptist Church was changed (from 6:30 to 7:30), and I also received a flyer which I attached to this post.

School board candidate forums

Chris Kloeppel informed me of four (count ’em) opportunities for you all to get out and meet the 2015 school board candidates. I have updated my candidate page to reflect these forums:

Candidate forums (nifty facebook page)

  • PTA Council: March 11, 7:00 pm, Mellon Center
  • Candidate Breakfast (Champaign County Chamber of Commerce): March 12, 7:30 am – 9:00 am, Hilton Garden Inn ($10 for breakfast)
  • Champaign County League of Women Voters, the News-Gazette, and NAACP: March 12, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Champaign City Building (102 N Neil St.)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church: March 19, 6:00 – 9:30 pm, Mount Olive Church (808 East Bradley Avenue)

Additionally, I have included links to campaign websites for Chris Kloeppel and Kathy Richards.

UPDATE: added facebook campaign pages for Kathy Shannon and Alissia Young.

UPDATE (17-Feb): added questionnaire and resume for Kerris

Most of the groups hosting forums have also conducted interviews and/or submitted questionnaires to candidates, some of which will be published in the near future (keep your eyes open).