This was the first time all candidates - including those who are running unopposed - were together in the same forum.
Pat Lampton, owner of the Inkwell Store and a Chamber Board Member, served as moderator. Questions focused on the economy and jobs; the city's budget and financial challenges; and the selection of the city's next City Manager.
Participants included Biff Trabor v. Josh Gulliver, Mayoral candidates; Penny York, Ward 1, unopposed incumbent; Zachariah Baker, Ward 3, unopposed candidate; Barbara Bull, Ward 4, unopposed candidate; Mike Beilstein, incumbent v. Judson McClure, challenger, Ward 5; Joel Hirsch, incumbent v. Steve Redman, challenger, Ward 6; Paul Woods, candidate v. Bill Glassmire, candidate, Ward 7; Carl Price, candidate v. Frank Hann, candidate v . Tracey Yee, candidate, Ward 8. Roen Hogg, incumbent, Ward 2 and Hal Brauner, incumbent Ward 9 participated in the Chamber Forum. Neither are being challenged.
The Chamber asked each participate candidate to provide a biography of themselves and identify their top three priorities for office, should they be elected. Their responses were distributed at the Forum and are available in the attached document below.