Liberty Twp. Trustee Christine Matacic is also leaving after nearly two decades in public service. Incumbent Trustee Tom Farrell, Todd Minniear and Buck Rumpke are running to fill two seats.
West Chester Twp. trustees Mark Welch and Lee Wong both want to keep their seats on the board and Trent Emeneker is running to fill one of two open seats.
The forums are hosted by the Chamber Alliance, the Lakota District Parent Council and Miami University. Associate Professor John Forren, chair of the Miami University Department of Justice & Community Studies and executive director of the Menard Family Center for Democracy, will be the moderator.
Szolwinski said each candidate will be given time for opening and closing statements and Forren will ask questions. Residents watching the live-stream will not be allowed to question the candidates but Forren has received input from the community on the questions to ask.
“We really feel confident in Dr. Forren’s ability to really drive a lively discussion about the issues facing our two townships,” Szolwinski said. “He’s very experienced, he’s done these types of events before and he really is familiar with this area.”
How to watch:
The Lakota forum can be viewed on the Lakota District Parent Council Facebook page or by registering on Zoom at: https://miamioh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vKaTrjn7SaWavr3ygprVKg
The township trustee forum can be seen live on the Chamber Alliance Facebook page or via Zoom at: https://miamioh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z6KJ_yFkT_OUUOYRQnWVAw.
People can also watch after the event on YouTube or the West Chester TV channel.