Oberlin council candidates to field questions at First Church

Staff Report

Fourteen candidates vying for seven two-year positions on Oberlin city council will answer questions Monday, Oct. 26 at the 2015 Oberlin Community Candidates Night.

The public forum will begin with refreshments and social time with the candidates at 6:30 p.m. at the First Church in Oberlin UCC, 106 North Main St.

From 7-9 p.m., council candidates will field questions from the OCCN committee and the audience.

Alan Mitchell, executive director of Zion Community Development Corporation, will moderate.

There may be an opportunity to speak with candidates informally following the conclusion of the event.

The night will not include candidates for the Oberlin board of education, nor will it focus on state issues.

A discussion of state Issue 1 and a presentation of this year’s two Oberlin City Schools board of education candidates will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Oberlin Public Library.

Oberlin Cable Co-op will tape the Oberlin Community Candidates Night and broadcast it on Channel 9 every day through the end of Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Check the Cable Co-op schedule for broadcast hours.

The Oberlin Community Candidates Night Committee is a non-partisan coalition of Oberlin community groups that has sponsored Oberlin Community Candidates Night for more than 25 years.

The 2015 event is officially sponsored by the following local organizations: Community Peace Builders, First Church in Oberlin – Outreach and Service Committee, Kendal at Oberlin, League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area, Oberlin Area Cooperating Ministries, Oberlin NAACP, Oberlin Friends Meeting, Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Social Justice Team, and Zion Community Development Corporation.

The following groups are also supporting the event: Oberlin Black Alliance for Progress, Oberlin Business Partnership, Oberlin College Office of Community and Government Relations, and Oberlin Community Services.

Staff Report