The local Voter Education Coalition has scheduled two events to introduce voters to the 11 candidates for Lawrence City Commission in advance of the Feb. 26 primary election.
The group is sponsoring a meet-and-greet event at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Alvamar Country Club, 1809 Crossgate Drive. The event will immediately follow the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues breakfast and is open to the public. City Commission candidates will briefly introduce themselves to members of the audience and be available for informal conversations.
A candidate forum is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 in the City Commission chambers at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. The forum will be televised live on Channel 25. Some questions will be prepared in advance by VEC partners, and others will be taken from the audience as time allows. The forum is open to the public.
VEC is a cooperative effort of about 20 community groups that seek to promote civic dialogue and broad participation of voters and candidates through community forums.