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Forum welcomes voters to meet candidates running for College of DuPage Board


Above / From 3PM to 6PM on Mon., March 18, 2019, the College of DuPage Adjuncts Association (CODAA) and Student Leadership Council (SLC) will host a Public Candidates Forum, funded by CODAA’s Political Action Fund, in the Student Resource Center. 

Earlier this year, candidates who filed to run for a spot on the College of DuPage Board of Trustees contacted this publication to post their websites and fundraising events online with PN’s listing for the 2019 Consolidated Election on April 2.

Profiles of the four candidates seeking to fill two 6-year terms on the College of DuPage Board of Trustees appeared in the Daily Herald Neighbor Section on Sun., March 3. Newcomers Annette Corrigan of Wheaton, Marc Incrocci of Darien, Dan Bailey of Wheaton and  Maureen Dunne of Naperville are competing for the two open seats since the two incumbents are not seeking re-election.

Public Forum is slated for 3-6PM, Mon., March 18

Now a public forum is scheduled to begin at 3PM Mon., March 18, at the College of DuPage to get to know the hopefuls up close who want to be elected to serve on the College of DuPage Board of Trustees. The forum will be followed by a Meet and Greet from 5:30 to 6PM.

The free event open to students, faculty, staff, and citizens in District 502 will take place in the Turner Conference Center, Student Resource Center 2000, College of DuPage, located at 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

“I am planning a free (public) forum on behalf of CODAA for voters to get to know the candidates for College of DuPage Board of Trustees,” emailed Bonniejean Alford, Vice President of Policy, College of DuPage Adjuncts Association (CODAA). “It is a non-partisan, non-endorsement event, concluding with a meet and greet. We want to fill the room with standing room only. And we would love to have some press present.”  

District #502 Board of Trustees Candidates’ Forum Schedule

3PM Forum Doors Open to Public

3—3:20PM / Candidate Arrival & Informal Reception

3:20PM / Candidate Forum

3:20—3:25PM / Welcome by CODAA President, followed by Introduction of Moderators

3:25—3:45PM Candidate Opening Statements—5 minutes each

3:45—4:25PM Q & A from written questions from audience.

4:25—4:30PM Short intermission

4:30—5:10PM Q & A from written questions from audience.

5:10—5:30PM Candidate Closing Statements—5 minutes each

Meet & Greet the Candidates

5:30—6PM Candidate Meet and Greet Candidates will have the option of meeting informally with the audience after the Forum. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served throughout the event.

The event is sponsored by College of DuPage Adjuncts Association (CODAA) and Student Leadership Council (SLC), funded by CODAA’s Political Action Fund. Note that CODAA and SLC do not endorse any candidates. For more information, contact organizer Alford, M.A.,Instructor of Sociology, College of DuPage, and Vice President of Policy, CODAA. Alford can be reached via email at bonniejean7@comcast.net.

Editor’s Note / One easy way to get to College of DuPage from Naperville is to take Naperville/Wheaton Road north to Butterfield (Route 56). At the light, head east to the stop light at S. Park Boulevard. Turn left or north. And soon you’ll come to the campus of the College of DuPage. At Fawell Blvd., turn toward the campus and park in the spacious lot.


Be informed for this nonpartisan Consolidated Election…

Review Candidate Forums with links to video broadcasts of already-completed public forums featuring hopefuls running in the April 2, 2019, Consolidated Election.

Click Here: Link to Meet & Greet the Candidate Events

Note that as the list grew to more than 10, the growing number of candidate forums for this important election were posted and updated on a separate page. Yes. This important election has drawn interest from many hopefuls to fill empty seats on City Council and school boards. Get to know how they will represent you as policy wonks and budget approvers by attending a candidate forum or meet & greet.

Here’s hoping that future elections will attract forum organizers to collaborate efforts and work together. The 2019 Consolidated Election Campaign Season has been packed with an abundance of forums that have attracted limited live audiences. Thank you very much for coordinating efforts during the next election campaign where local matters most!

Any misspelled words and info that is not correct are not intended. We appreciate that the candidates and their handlers value this page for promoting their events because they want to get to know their constituents. Thanks for reading.

Updated, March 17, 2019


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