We were so excited to join about 150 residents/voters of Bellevue and Avalon to hear from and visit with many of the candidates for elected office on Wednesday during the Avalon-Bellevue Candidate Forum. The discussion about the major challenges and issues facing our community and our united desire for its future were very encouraging. Though we were disappointed some candidates decided not to accept the invitation to engage in the open exchange of ideas with the voting public, we were thrilled to hear from those took advantage of the opportunity provided.
The candidates running for Bellevue Council/Mayor who were present included: Kathy Coder, Paul Cusick, Henry Lenard, Venecent Menosky, Grant Saylor, Matthew Sevinsky, Michael Sendro, Megan Swackhammer
The candidates running for Northgate School Board who were present included: Bradley Hazelwood, Bryan Johnston, Jennifer McWilliams, Louise Pascale, Amy Joy Robinson, and Lisa Saylor
The Avalon-Bellevue Candidate Forum Planning Committee which included members of Liberty in Bellevue, North Suburban Chamber of Commerce, the League of Women Voters, and the Bellevue/Avalon PTOs wish to extend a very sincere “THANK YOU!” to Amos Harp. Mr. Harp not only graciously donated the use of meeting space at the former Bellevue Central Methodist Church, but also provided cookies and bottles of water for all to enjoy throughout the evening. The former church is looking beautiful and we’re thrilled to see more events/activities to be held there in the future!