An hour-long candidates forum will be held next week in preparation for the April 4 election.
The forum is at 7 p.m. March 30 at Hayden Town Hall. Candidates and voters are encouraged to attend to ask questions and hear what Town Board and mayoral candidates say about issues affecting the town.
The mayoral and trustee races are contested.
The two candidates for mayor are former mayor Richard "Festus" Hagins and current trustee Joe Schminkey.
Four trustee candidates are running for three available seats. They are former trustee Jim Haskins, Mayor Chuck Grobe, Tom Rogalski and Andrea Hayden. Rogalski and Hayden are Hayden planning commissioners.
Brent Boyer, city editor for the Hayden Valley Press and Steamboat Pilot & Today, will moderate the forum.
Candidates will receive a list of questions so they can prepare their timed answers.
The forum is tentatively structured as follows:
A two-minute opening statement from each candidate
Ninety-second responses to a series of questions asked by the moderator.
One-minute responses to questions from audience members. The number of questions from the audience will be limited. Candidates are welcome to address additional questions and meet with audience members after the forum.
Two-minute closing statement from each candidate
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