An Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce task force is having two forums during the next two weeks for candidates for local offices.
The first forum on Tuesday morning will feature candidates for Oak Ridge Board of Education and Oak Ridge City Council. It starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. in the Joyce Conference Room at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce.
The second forum starts at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. Candidates for Tennessee House of Representatives Districts 32 and 33 have been invited to take part.
The forums are sponsored by the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s Pro-Growth Advocacy Task Force.
The task force also had forums earlier this year before the Aug. 2 county general election and special Oak Ridge City Council election.
According to Melinda Hillman, Roane State Community College vice president of the Oak Ridge Campus and chair of the Chamber’s Pro-Growth Advocacy Task Force said: “Following the great participation we had with our summer candidate coffees, we wanted to again provide a casual environment for people to meet the candidates one-on-one and then to allow time for more a more formal question-and-answer session. These forums will give voters the chance to meet with those running for office and to allow them to make an informed decision when they go to the polls.”
People may submit questions for the candidates in advance by contacting Greta Ownby at the Chamber at (865) 483-1321 or [email protected].