The Mayor’s Youth Council and the New Bedford Whaling Museum invite New Bedford voters to attend a candidates’ forum on Thursday, October 10th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the New Bedford Whaling Museum Harbor View Gallery. The forum will include 3 events for candidates running for citywide offices. The forum for City Council- At -Large Candidates will be 5:00 to 6:30 PM, the School Committee forum will follow from 6:45 to 7:45 PM and the Mayoral forum from 7:50 -8:45 PM.
The format for the forum will include a series of questions presented by the Youth Council involving current issues related to New Bedford and the public schools. If time allows, there will also be an audience Question and Answer period for the candidates. Each participant will have the opportunity to share with voters who they are, why they are running for office, and what they hope to accomplish.
This forum will be conducted by members of the Mayor’s Youth Council. The Mayor’s Youth Council began hosting candidates’ forums in 2007 and this is the seventh forum hosted by the Mayor’s Youth Council as an opportunity for youth to participate and share their voice in the election process.