Two candidate forums will be held so residents can meet the individuals running for the Rec Centers’ Governing Board in March’s election. Residents are invited and encourage to attend one or both.

The first forum will be held in the Lecture Hall at the R.H. Johnson Rec Center from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 9. For this format, index cards will be provided for audience members who wish to write down questions to be asked of the candidates. Each candidate will have five minutes to make an opening comment and then the moderator will ask them questions, including questions from the collected index cards.

The second forum will be Wednesday, March 18, in the Agave Room at Beardsley Rec Center. This forum will begin at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served and residents can mingle and chat with candidates until 6:30 p.m. when candidates will have five minutes each to make a presentation. After the presentations, candidates will remain available until 8 p.m.

Videos of opening and closing statements made by candidates at the first forum will become available through links at and on Thursday, March 12.