Forum allows Henderson County, state candidates to demonstrate environmental concerns

Here’s the press release:

(HENDERSONVILLE, NC, March 26, 2012) –– A candidate forum hosted by ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd focusing on the candidates for Henderson County Board of Commissioners and State Representative and Senate seats. The forum will give the candidates the opportunity to discuss their views on protecting rural character, conserving the county’s natural resources and maintaining water quality. Several people are challenging Bill O’Connor for his commission seat and Charlie Messer has one challenger for his current seat. There are also competitive races for the State Senate and State Representative.

At 6 PM on April 3rd, residents will have the opportunity to “meet and greet” the candidates over light snacks and the forum will begin at 7 PM. Interested residents are invited to bring their environmental questions and become better educated on the issues and the candidates’ concerns.

According to ECO Executive Director, David Weintraub, “The environment often takes a backseat to economic and business concerns. However, the environment has everything to do with public health, economic health and creating and retaining jobs. This forum should help folks better understand how well the candidates can connect the dots that help us create a more sustainable community that protects us all.”

The ECO Candidate Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd with a Candidate “Meet and Greet” at 6:00 PM and a forum at 7:00 PM at the City of Hendersonville Operations Center located at 305 Williams Street off of 4th Avenue East in Hendersonville. For more information about this forum or other ECO programs contact them at 692-0385 or

David Weintraub
Executive Director
ECO, Environmental and Conservation Organization
121 Third Ave West, Suite 4
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 692-0385

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