Thursday, Sept. 19WHEN/WHERE: 6 p.m., Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave.
WHAT: An Asheville mayoral forum sponsored by the Asheville-Buncombe League of Women Voters. The forum will be run by a moderator and will include a mix of predetermined questions, as well as queries submitted by audience members. All three candidates have confirmed their attendance. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization and never supports or opposes candidates or political parties.
Wednesday, Sept. 25WHEN/WHERE: Noon, Magnolia’s Raw Bar & Grille, 26 E. Walnut St.
WHAT: The Council of Independent Business Owners (CIBO) will host a mayoral candidate debate.
WHEN/WHERE: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Clingman Café, 242 Clingman Ave. The event will be held in the parking lot of Clingman Café. Asheville on Bikes provides a bicycle corral. The restaurant will remain open throughout the fair to serve beer, wine and snacks.
WHAT: “Get There AVL” will give Asheville mayoral and City Council candidates the opportunity to discuss their positions on transportation and how they intend to impact the city’s infrastructure.
“Asheville hosts several plans designed to enhance how citizens move about their city,” says Mike Sule, creator of “Get There AVL” and director of Asheville on Bikes. “The next generation of political leaders face the challenge of implementation and consolidation of city plans. The people of Asheville see the value of moving our city forward. They’re looking for candidates who can champion the implementation.”
Julie Mayfield, co-director of the Western North Carolina Alliance, says, “We’ve organized the event so that participants will have a chance to meet candidates, before and after the formal question and answer period.”
“Get There AVL” is co-hosted by Asheville on Bikes, Western North Carolina Alliance, Asheville Design Center, & The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club.
Vote!EARLY VOTING: Early voting for the primary runs Thursday, Sept. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 5. Residents can register to vote during this period. For more information, visit buncombecounty.org/vote or call the Board of Elections at 250-4200.
THE PRIMARY: will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, to reduce the number of mayoral candidates to two.
THE GENERAL ELECTION: will be Tuesday, Nov. 5.