Decision 2016: municipal candidates’ forums to provide information for Shelby County voters

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Voters in several Shelby County municipalities will head to their respective voting places Tuesday, Aug. 23 to cast their ballots for candidates running for mayor and city council.

Hoping to get to know this year’s candidates a little better before Election Day?

The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce, Montevallo Chamber of Commerce and Shelby County Newspapers, have you covered. They will be co-hosting forums prior to Election Day to help residents make the important decision of whom to vote for a little easier.

“The purpose of these forums is to provide an opportunity for citizens and business people in these communities to meet and gather information from the candidates running for city council and mayor in these races, and ultimately make an informed decision prior to Aug. 23,” said Greater Shelby County Chamber President & CEO Kirk Mancer.

Below at the dates of the Shelby County candidate forums:

Thursday, Aug. 11

  • Westover
    6:15-7:30 p.m.
    ServPro Training Center
    11063 U.S. Highway 280, Westover
  • Chelsea  (Hosted by Chelsea Business Alliance)
    7 p.m.
    Chelsea High School
    10510 County Road 11, Chelsea

Monday, Aug.15

  • Alabaster
    6-8 p.m.
    Alabaster Municipal Building
    1953 Municipal Way, Alabaster

Tuesday, Aug. 16

  • Pelham
    6-8 p.m.
    Pelham High School — Auditorium

    2500 Panther Circle, Pelham

Wednesday, Aug. 17

  • Montevallo
    6-8 p.m.
    Montevallo City Hall
    541 Main St., Montevallo

“With these municipal elections quickly approaching, it’s important for voters in these communities to make the most of their right to vote,” Mancer continued. “We’re pleased to collaborate with our partners at the Montevallo and South Shelby chambers in hosting this series of candidates’ forums. These forums will allow voters to meet the candidates, as well as learn how the issues shaping each race will affect them and their cities.”

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