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Vernon mayoral candidates set for public debate

The three candidates currently running to become mayor of Vernon are set for public debate next month.

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is holding the Vernon Mayoralty Forum at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, Oct. 4.

"Leading up to the Oct. 15 civic election, it is important for Vernon residents to hear directly from those wanting to be mayor as the mayor is the most senior elected official within the city and sets the tone for how social and economic issues are addressed for the next four years," Greater Vernon Chamber general manager Dan Proulx said in a media release.

Currently, incumbent Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming, councillor Scott Anderson, and former 2018 mayoral candidate Erik Olsen have all put their name in the hat for the city's top position.

Members of the public will be able to ask the candidates questions in writing, and organizers say that paper will be available in advance in the foyer.

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society have jointly organized the event.

"The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre and the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce have a long history of partnering on all-candidate forums and we are excited to provide this opportunity for residents to be informed before casting a ballot," Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society executive director Jim Harding said in the release.

The debate runs from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, with doors opening at 6 p.m.


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