City of Hendersonville plans virtual meeting to introduce police chief candidates

Press release from City of Hendersonville government:

After an extensive search and hiring process, the City of Hendersonville has narrowed the Chief of Police applicant pool to two candidates. As one of the final steps in the selection process, the two finalists will have an opportunity to answer questions posed by local media representatives and the public. This is an opportunity for our media partners and community to get to know the finalists.

What: Meet the Candidates

When: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Where: In person (media only):
City Hall Council Chambers
160 Sixth Avenue E. Hendersonville, NC 28792
*The number of media representatives allowed in the room will be capped at 10 people due to COVID-19 precautions. *

Virtual option (media and public):
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom 
Meeting ID: 984 8036 2658
Passcode: 924490
Dial in: +16465588656

Format: 30 minutes will be allotted for each candidate that includes a self-introduction time, ten minutes to answer questions from the media, ten minutes to answer questions from the community, and a brief closing message.

RSVP: Media representatives interested in attending should email by Monday, January 4 at noon with the number and names of in-person attendees. The number of media permitted in Council Chambers will be capped at ten people. Depending on response level, organizations may be limited to one in-room attendee at a time.

If you are a media representative planning on attending via Zoom, please send the name you will be joining with so that staff can unmute you when you use the raise hand feature to ask a question.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are unable to offer an in-person option to the public to meet the candidates. Instead, they are invited to send in their questions via the survey posted at and join the Zoom meeting to get to know each candidate.

Pre-submitted questions from the public are due by January 4 at noon. Time will be limited during the meeting, but City staff will pose as many questions from the community as time permits.

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