2015 Candidate Forum
Thursday, September 24th at the Franklin Hotel
The Friends of the Downtown 2015 Candidtate Forum will focus on a variety of matters touching our Downtown. Starting promptly at 10:00 a.m., we will begin with the challengers (Jessica Anderson, Pam Hemminger, Adam Jones, Gary Kahn, Paul Neebe, Nancy Oates, Michael Parker and David Schwartz), followed by the incumbents (Donna Bell, Lee Storrow and Jim Ward), and then Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt. Before answering their first question, each candidate will have two minutes to introduce themselves. After each question, someone from the audience will ask one follow-up question on the topic.
Gatherings of the Friends of the Downtown take place on the second floor of the Franklin Hotel. Coffee and conversation begin at 9:30, with our speakers starting promptly at 10 a.m. You'll also hear the latest downtown Comings, Goings and Rumors!
Last Thursday of the Month | Coffee at 9:30 am | Free Meeting at 10 am
The Franklin Hotel, second floor
311 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
Bus: W Franklin St at Kenan St | Free parking behind the hotel
The mission of Friends of the Downtown is to develop and promote downtown Chapel Hill as a place for community interaction and economic vitality.
The focus is on economic growth, job creation, co-marketing opportunities, increasing influence with local government and increasing the awareness of Downtown Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Franklin Street is the core of the downtown, hence our website name: FranklinStreetUSA.com.
Whimsical views of Downtown Chapel Hill