Two School Board Candidate Town Hall events hosted by Lakers4Change are scheduled in the next week. The first of these events will be held tonight at 6:30pm at Prior Lake City Hall. All 9 candidates were invited to participate in these events. Questions were solicited by the public and will not be shared with candidates prior to these events. Questions for each night will be different but will fall into the following categories: Background/Qualifications, Priorities, Finance, Policy, Conflict Resolution.
Candidates were asked to RSVP by Friday, September 9. Bill Markert and Lisa Atkinson will be participating both evenings. Amy Bullyan will be present tonight. Jessica Olstad and Geoff Zahn will be participating in the September 20th event. Jonathan Drewes and Michael Nelson respectfully declined. Chip Sharratt is unavailable and Enrique Velasquez provided no response.
RSVPs are still available for this evening but there is a waiting list for the September 20th event. Lakers4Change will be reaching out to the city to see if there is any way to change locations within City Hall to create a more inclusive event and allow ALL interested parties to attend. We will update this status as soon as possible.
Doors open at 6:15 this evening to begin check-in and the event will begin at 6:30.
The event will be live streamed on our Facebook page and the recording added to our website following each event.
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