The Bend Neighborhood Coalition will hold a candidate forum on Sunday, October 14th from 3:00 – 5:15 at Wille Hall in the Coats Campus Center on COCC’s Bend campus. This will be the only forum focused on livability and the challenges growth presents to the quality of life in Bend.
One of BNC’s goals is to encourage civic dialog about livability. This fall’s city council election presents an opportunity to engage the candidates in this dialog.
This will be one of the few forums with no charge to attendees.
The moderator for the forum will be Lisa Carton, the news anchor of Zolo Media’s Central Oregon Daily broadcast. Lisa is experienced in reporting on national and local elections. She will ask and follow up on a handful of prepared questions, as well as some questions submitted by members of the audience.
Due to the large number of candidates this year, the first hour will focus on the mayoral race (position 7), then, following a brief break, the second hour will feature the two at-large council seats (positions 5 and 6). There are six candidates for mayor and three for each of the council positions.
Please plan to arrive early or stay after to mingle with the candidates. We have asked them to be available for 30 minutes before and after the forum. Parking is available along College Way or in Lot D (next to the library), at the corner of College Way & Regency St.