“What we’ve done is we’ve invited the eight candidates for city commissioner,” said Mary Flynn, secretary for the chapter.
Each candidate will get a two- to three-minute opening statement and then take questions from the audience. Audience members will contribute questions in five categories — management/customer service, fees/utilities, crime prevention/intervention, finances/growth and public service/community involvement.
The forum organizers will choose one question in each category and allow each candidate to answer it.
Each candidate will get a chance to ask other candidates a question, although they will not be allowed to respond to the response. The candidates will then get a two-minute closing statement.
Flynn described the event as a “public service.”
“It’s an opportunity for (voters) to meet with the candidates and pose questions for them,” she said. “This is something we think is a service to the community.”
The event will take place on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Room 108 of the Spalding County Courthouse Annex, at 119 E. Solomon St.