Thursday, March 9, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 3/10/17
A slew of forums in the coming days and weeks ahead of the April 4 elections will allow Maywood voters to connect with candidates running for various governing bodies in the village and Township.
Interfaith Illinois Inc. will host a forum on Saturday, March 11, 8:30 a.m., at Proviso Baptist Church, 1116 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. The religious organization is chaired by former Proviso Baptist pastor and PLCCA founder Bishop Dr. Claude Porter.
For more information on this event, call (708) 397-6944.
The Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization, Maywood Chamber of Commerce, the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club and Maywood Toastmasters will host will host forums on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19.
Both events will be held at the Quinn Community Center, 1832 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood, from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
The schedule for both days follows:
Saturday, March 18
- 5:15 | School District 209
- 4:20 | School District 89
- 3:50 p.m. | Maywood Park District
- 3 p.m. | Maywood Park District
Sunday, March 19
- 3 p.m. | Maywood Village Clerk
- 3:50 p.m. | Maywood Village President/Mayor
- 4:45 | Maywood Village Trustees
Volunteers are needed from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on both days. If anyone would like to volunteer, please contact Vicki Haas, forum committee chair: firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 289-7105.
The Village Free Press and Wednesday Journal will co-host a forum featuring District 209 school board candidates. The event is tentatively scheduled for either March 21 or March 22 and is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. A definitive date and a location will be determined shortly.
The Village Free Press will host a forum for candidates running for Maywood mayor, trustee, clerk, library board, and park district board seats on Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. An agenda for this event will be finalized and released soon.
If you know of any candidate forums, or similar informational events regarding the upcoming April 4 election (whether in Maywood or surrounding suburbs: Bellwood, Broadview, Melrose Park and Stone Park), please email us at email@example.com. The events must not be sponsored by any political committees or parties with candidates running in races.