Marysville Tulalip Chamber hosts County Council candidates' forum Aug. 23

TULALIP — The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce will roll out this year's televised candidates' forum series starting on Friday, Aug. 23, with an in-depth look at the race for Snohomish County Council District 1.

"Our goal is to present the candidates and the issues in a fair and impartial format that will aid citizens in their decision-making process when casting their ballots," Chamber President and CEO Caldie Rogers said.

With Snohomish County expected to continue to grow, the Chamber will give the County Council candidates an opportunity to address questions such as where the county will fit housing for 200,000 to 300,000 incoming residents, what kind of roads county residents will be commuting on, how the county will balance expansion needs with environmental needs, and whether the county can build fiscal sustainability in the face of the many functions and services that it provides.

Sponsored by Walmart, the forum will feature Al Aldrich of Strategies 360 as the moderator, guiding the Council candidates through a series of eight questions. The program will include candidate rebuttals, and conclude with each candidate posing their own question to their opponent.

The forum is slated for Aug. 23 in the Tulalip Resort's Canoes Cabaret Nightclub, located at 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd. Doors open at 7 a.m. for the program starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 9 a.m.

Please RSVP with the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, by phone at 360-659-7700 or via e-mail to Admission is $23 for pre-registered guests and $28 at the door.

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