Voters will have the opportunity to meet candidates running for the Metro Council District 18 seat and hear their ideas on wide-ranging community issues during a July 12 forum.
Two candidates have qualified to run for the District 18 seat: Burkley Allen, a mechanical engineer for IC Thomason, and David Glasgow, communications director for the state office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. Both candidates have confirmed their participation in the forum.
The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments and a meet and greet at Belmont United Methodist Church (2007 Acklen Ave). NewsChannel5 reporter and Weekend Evening News anchor Scott Arnold will moderate the forum, which starts at 7 p.m. at the church community center.
Neighbors who live or work in District 18 are invited to email questions in advance for consideration to District18CandidatesForum@vanderbilt.edu; the question submission deadline is Mon., June 27. During the forum, neighbors’ questions will be asked and discussed.
The forum is sponsored by Belmont Hillsboro Neighbors, Hillsboro West End Neighborhood Association, Hillsboro Village Merchants Association, Belmont University and Vanderbilt University. The general election will take place on Aug. 4 with early voting occurring July 15-30.
Lindsey Trella Moffatt, president of the Belmont Hillsboro Neighbors, Inc., said, “We are fortunate indeed to have a history of great Metro Council leadership from the 18th District, and this election continues that tradition. We look forward to hearing from two well qualified candidates in a debate setting.”
Tom Cash, president of the Hillsboro West End Neighborhood Association, added, “In District 18, we have one of the most exciting races in the city this year. This forum provides a chance for voters to hear from these great candidates — not only their past accomplishments but specifics about their vision for the future of our neighborhoods and city.”