Tonight will present the first time all nine Planning and Zoning Commission candidates are in the same place at the same time–and talking about the issues that face Wilton in the coming years. They be appearing at the Wilton Library for the P&Z Candidate Forum, hosted by GOOD Morning Wilton, the Wilton league of Women Voters and the Wilton Library Association.
This November, Wilton heads to the polls for municipal elections, to elect officials for several Town boards and commissions. Are you ready to step into a voting booth and cast your vote? Do you know what each of the candidates stands for? What issues are important to you, that you want to hear the candidates speak about? Wilton, how will you choose who you’re voting for?
To help residents make an educated choice, GOOD Morning Wilton is teaming up with the Wilton League of Women Voters and the Wilton Library Association to co-sponsor three candidate forums over two evenings. These forums will bring together on one stage the candidates in each of the three contested races–Board of Selectmen, Board of Education and Planning and Zoning Commission.
Both evening events—Wednesday, Oct. 18 for Planning & Zoning and Thursday, Oct. 19 for Boards of Selectmen and Education—will follow a modified town hall format moderated by an out-of-town League moderator who will present questions submitted by the public to all candidates. The events will begin at 7 p.m. each night in the Wilton Library Brubeck Room.
According to LWV voter service chair Karen Birck, Wilton Library executive director Elaine Tai-Lauria, and GOOD Morning Heather Borden Herve, this is an opportunity for voters to hear from the candidates who will be making critical town decisions in upcoming years.
The format allows all candidates equal time to introduce themselves, answer all questions posed by the moderator, and highlight their goals for serving the community. Both events will be recorded for re-broadcast on Wilton’s Government Access Channel 79, the Wilton Library Association website, and GOODMorningWilton.com.
To attend in person, registration is suggested by visiting the Wilton Library website or by calling the library’s Circulation Desk at 203.762.6334. Pre-registrants should arrive by 6:50 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 6:50 p.m. if space is available.