Asheville Downtown Association hosting mayoral and council candidate forum October 14

The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) will host a Candidate Forum on Monday, October 14 beginning at 5:30pm in The Century Room at Pack’s Tavern. The forum will include both mayoral and city council candidates. All candidates are expected to attend.

Moderated by WCQS News Director, David Hurand, candidates will be asked a series of questions based on responses to a recent survey developed by the ADA. Attendees will also have an opportunity to submit questions for the candidates.

“This is an opportunity for us to get the candidates to focus on issues important to downtown Asheville. As the economic engine for Western North Carolina, it’s vital to know where the candidates stand on these pressing issues,” said Byron Greiner, past president and issues committee chair for the ADA.

The forum is free to attend. Please contact Meghan Rogers, membership and marketing manager, with any questions or for more details at 828.251.9973.

Established in 1987, the Asheville Downtown Association is committed to the preservation and improvement of the central business district through programming, civic support and annual objectives. As the voice of downtown residents, merchants and workers, the ADA advocates for policies and practices that will best help growth and preserve the quality of life in downtown. Annually, the group produces events including Downtown After 5, the Asheville Holiday Parade, Oktoberfest, Jinglefest, Easter on the Green, the State of Downtown Luncheon, and the Pritchard Park Cultural Arts Program. The Asheville Downtown Association Foundation carries out the altruistic goals of the ADA including the Spare Change for Real Change program.


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