This April, for the first time in 16 years, voters in the city of St. Louis will elect a new mayor. St. Louis Public Radio, along with 13 other community and media organizations will host a mayoral forum on Feb. 22, with candidates who qualify.
The forum will focus specifically on how to create a more racially equitable St. Louis by putting conversational emphasis on system issues that plague the St. Louis region. Emphasis will be placed on youth well-being and opportunity, neighborhood improvement, racial equity and leadership and management styles. The Forward Through Ferguson report will serve as a guide in crafting questions for candidates.
Interested in joining us live for the forum? Here are the details:
What: 2017 St. Louis City Mayoral Forum
When: Wed., Feb. 22, 6-9 p.m. Forum begins at 7 p.m.
Where: The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO., 63108
Tickets: Free, but registration is required. Click here for more information.
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The forum will likely not include all candidates in the 2017 race. This is based on an inclusionary policy that requires candidates to meet all legally required filing requirements with the Missouri Ethics Commission, demonstrate evidence of an active campaign, and share money raised as a measure of interest. Candidates are able to petition for inclusion in the forum.