The American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Walla Walla and the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce invite all voters in Walla Walla County to attend the 2023 General Election Candidate Forum, live via Zoom.
The forum will include candidates for the following offices: Port of Walla Walla, Port Commissioner Position 2; City of Walla Walla, City Council Positions 4, 5, and 6; and Walla Walla School District 140, School Director, Positions 3, 4, and 5. The forum will be hosted by Renee Hadley, President of AAUW-Walla Walla, and Arlene Alen, CEO of the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ruben Alvarado, Director of Communities in Schools Blue Mountain Region and former City of Pasco city council member, will moderate the forum. All candidates will be asked to respond to questions relevant to their office and all prepared questions will be shared with all candidates for each office beforehand. During the live forum, candidates will also be asked questions submitted by the audience via Zoom Q&A. Candidates will be asked to limit their responses to two minutes or less, to allow for the following schedule: 6:00-6:30 p.m, Port Commissioner Position 2; 6:30-7:15 p.m., City of Walla Walla City Council Positions 4, 5, and 6; 7:15-8:00 p.m., Walla Walla School District 140 School Director Positions 3, 4, and 5.
AAUW-Walla Walla and the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce are both long-established, non-partisan organizations serving Walla Walla with the shared goal of building a strong, vibrant community through educational efforts such as the Candidate Forum. Past forums co-hosted by both organizations are available to view on the Walla Walla Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.