Hayden Candidates in Hayden's April municipal election will have an opportunity to meet the voters March 20.
The town of Hayden will hold a forum for the public to listen to the three men and one woman running for three open seats on the Hayden Town Board.
The forum gives interested residents a chance to meet the people who want to represent them, Town Treasurer Lisa Johnston said.
Next Wednesday evening will mark the third time the town will have host a forum for its board candidates.
The Hayden Chamber of Commerce sponsors the question-and-answer discussion, which begins at 7 p.m. at Hayden Town Hall. Mark Fisher will facilitate the discussion.
Joe Schminkey and Andrea Hayden will use the forum to introduce themselves and their objectives.
Neither Schminkey nor Hayden sit on the board, while trustees Tim Frentress and Chenco Salazar are seeking re-election to the board.
Mayor Pro Tempe Jim Haskins decided not run for re-election.
Chuck Grobe holds the mayoral seat, which, unlike the four-year trustee positions, becomes available every two years.
Grobe will run unopposed for the mayoral seat this election.
Trustees must honor the town's term limits, which require board members to take a two-year break after two four-year terms.
The town's ballot in 1996 gave residents an opportunity to overturn term limits, but voters overwhelmingly voted against the measure.
Frentress and Salazar bring a combined total of 24 years of service on the board.
Salazar served on the board from 1982 to 1992 and earned re-election in 1998.
If he were re-elected in April, term limits would prevent him from running again in 2006.
Another term in office would give him 20 years on the board, which, Salazar said, might be time for him to finally take a break.
Frentress served a four-year term, took two years off, and then served a second four-year term.