Atlanta City Council District 1 Public Candidate Forum

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GPNA, in association with Peoplestown Neighborhood Association, South Atlanta Civic League, and SAND, will be bringing an Atlanta City Council District 1 Public Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at the Ormewood Church (1071 Delaware Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316) from 6-8 PM. This forum is for Incumbent Carla Smith (I), Ron Aribo, Oz Hill, Mo Ivory, Bill Powell. The meet and greet will begin at 5:30.

Neighborhood associations are reaching out to their community members to gather questions the neighbors want to ask the candidates from Rose Scott, who will be moderating the event and is the host of "Closer Look with Rose Scott" on 90.1 FM WABE.  Please submit questions to:

See attached PDF for the Candidate Forum Layout

Candidate Forum Run-of-Show

5:50 – 5:58PM: Moderator will speak with candidates privately to discuss rules of forum

6:00 – 6:05PM: Welcome from group ambassador, Chris Lemons

  • Welcome community and friends
  • Introduce host organizations
  • Why we’re here
  • NOT an endorsement of any particular candidate, reiterate open forum for community
  • Introduce moderator

6:05 – 6:10PM: Moderator will announce rules

  • Each candidate will be asked one question, starting with the incumbent and move through the list of candidates alphabetically
  • 1-minute for an opening statement
  • 90-seconds to answer each question
  • If a response is directed to a candidate from another candidate, that person will have 30-seconds to respond
  • Time keeper will hold up time placards (at 30-second mark, 10- second mark)
  • Last 30 minutes of forum will be devoted to audience questions that will be submitted to moderator (moderator will ask crowd to think of questions throughout the forum)

6:10 – 7:30PM (80 MIN): Questions Begin (10 questions)

  • Candidates will answer same question
  • Each answer is 90-seconds long

7:00PM: Ushers will collect notecards from audience

7:30 – 7:55PM: Community Questions Begin

  • 2 candidates (chosen at moderator’s discretion) answer each question
  • 30-second read from moderator, 90-second response

7:55 – 8:00PM: Closing Statements

  • Moderator will ask closing question, candidate has 1-minute to respond with their closing answer
  • Moderator thanks candidates, audience and host organizations and reminds all present that early voting has started and the election is Tuesday, November 7



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Ormewood Park Presbyterian Church
1071 Delaware Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

Presented by:
Grant Park Neighborhood Association
Atlanta, GA United States 30312


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