Boone Area Chamber Hosts Meet the Candidates Forum Scheduled Oct. 8 for Mayor and Town Council

Published Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 8:10 am

Oct. 7, 2013. The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Candidates Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Boone Council Chambers on Blowing Rock Road beginning at 5:30 p.m.

All the candidates for Mayor and Town Council have been invited to participate.

Questions will be asked of all the candidates in a ‘round robin’ format; each having an opportunity to answer first, but all answering the same question. 

The audience will be allowed to submit written questions during the forum.  The moderator will ask all questions.  Each response will have a 1-minute time limit and each candidate will have a 2-minute closing statement. 

“This is the one opportunity for the residents of our community to hear from the candidates,” Dan Meyer, president of Boone chamber of commerce said.

It is important to have an informed electorate, Meyer added.

This forum is not intended to be a debate between candidates or between the audience and the candidates, but rather an opportunity for the citizenry to hear each candidate’s position on topics important to all.

So far questions regarding the water intake and needs, multifamily housing regulations and the contentions between the town and county have been submitted, Meyer said.

In order to maintain decorum, political literature and signage will not be allowed in the room.

If you wish to submit questions, please call 264-2225 or email danmeyer@boonechamber.com.

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