By. Pauline Hovey, Greene County Field Officer
The eight candidates running for the Greene County Board of Supervisors will present their views at a candidates forum on September 28th, at 7:00 p.m., at the William Monroe High School Raymond C. Dingledine III Performing Arts Center. Cosponsored by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce and the Free Enterprise Forum, this nonpartisan event will give voters a chance to meet the four candidates running for the newly redistricted Ruckersville district as well as the incumbents and challengers to the Monroe district and at-large seats.
“Clearly, the success of our community depends heavily on the vision and leadership of our Board of Supervisors,” said Robbie Morris, president of the Chamber. “We strongly encourage all of our citizens to have a voice in our county’s future by coming to the forum so they can make informed decisions on November 8th.”
Free Enterprise Forum President Neil Williamson will moderate this free event, which features formal questions regarding the candidate’s individual visions for the future of Greene County. Questions regarding economic development, comprehensive planning, community infrastructure, fiscal responsibilities, and the county’s projected future are all anticipated.
“We are excited and proud to lead this important discussion,” Williamson said. “The very design of our program, from the location, the questions, the format, as well as the meet and greet session at the end, promotes two-way communication between the candidates and the voters. In local races, political labels are not as clear, so it is important voters learn where each candidate stands on the issues.”
The Free Enterprise Forum is a privately funded nonprofit public policy organization focused on issues of regional importance in Central Virginia.