Somerville Local First Candidate Meet and Greet

On August 23, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Courtney O’Keefe
Executive Director | Somerville Local First

On behalf of the Somerville Local First Board of Directors, I would like to invite members of the public and all candidates for political office (opposed or unopposed) to join us on Tuesday, September 12, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a candidate meet and greet. This event will be held at Workbar Union, 31 Union Square, and light refreshments will be served.

With the Preliminary Elections right around the corner, it is important for us to have an opportunity to talk to those who are vying for leadership positions in our community. Candidates for Mayor, Ward Alderman, Alderman At-Large and School Committee have been invited to attend. There will be a short speaking portion beginning at 7:30 p.m. where confirmed candidates will be introduced.

For candidates, this event is not for the faint of heart. Unlike fundraisers, candidates will not be given an opportunity to address the crowd, but rather engage in face to face conversations with attendees throughout the evening. This ain’t your mama’s candidate night.

While this event is free to attend, Somerville Local First is asking for a $10 donation to support our work and mission in the City of Somerville. We strive to bring awareness to our locally-owned, independent businesses and artists and encourage everyone to shift their shopping to help sustain our local economy.

To ensure space and food, please RSVP by emailing Courtney@SomervilleLocalFirst.org. It is my hope that residents take advantage of this opportunity for conversation with candidates because at the end of the day – all politics is local!

 

1 Response » to “Somerville Local First Candidate Meet and Greet”

  1. Linda says:

    Of all the former alderpeople…Courtney is still involved. I’m glad to see this & hope she runs again.

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