By NATE KING
The Granny Brigade of Salina will host a candidate forum featuring candidates for the Salina City Commission and USD 305.
The event will take place at the Carver Center,315 N 2nd St., Salina on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.
The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for local residents to engage with the candidates and learn more about their platforms and positions on various issues.
"We [The Granny Brigade] are pretty conservative, but our philosophy is when we have these townhall meetings and these candidates forums, everybody should be informed because they [elected officials] represent everybody, not just the Republican Party," Granny Brigade member Rosemary Mai told Salina Post.
The Salina City Commission candidates who will be in attendance include Mayor Mike Hoppock, Trent W. Davis, Jerry Ivey II and Chad Farber.
Event organizers noted city commissioner candidates Haley Helzer and Robert Klingenberg will not be present for the forum.
The "come-and-go" event will consist of questions from both the forum moderator, 910KINA Coffee Talk Co-Host Randy Picking, and members of the audience.
All candidates will have an opportunity to respond to each question and provide their perspectives on issues impacting the lives of Salinans.
The Granny Brigade encourages all local residents to attend the forum and engage with the candidates.
The event is free and open to the public.