The League of Women Voters of Kansas City, which includes members in Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties, will sponsor a forum on Economic Development for Parkville Mayoral candidates.
The forum, a question-and-answer format, will be held Monday, March 26, at Parkville City Hall, 8880 Clark Ave. (lower level). The forum begins at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with seating on a first come, first serve basis. The moderated forum will allow the public to submit questions for candidates, Jim Brooks (Ward 1 Alderman) and Nan McManus (Ward 4 Alderman).The League of Women Voters' (LWV) was founded in 1920 as a nonpolitical, nonpartisan group to educate women on how to vote. Women gained the right to vote as a result of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified by Congress on Aug. 18, 1920. The League was a natural extension of the National American Woman Suffrage Assoc., which for decades had lobbied for the right for U.S. women to vote. Candidate forums are one of the League of Women Voters' voter service activities to help provide voter education for the public.
The Parkville Economic Development Council is a public-private partnership between the City of Parkville, private investors and community partners. Founded in 2011 the organization’s mission is to help maintain and enhance the valued quality of life of Parkville by encouraging and coordinating responsible economic activity and community improvement.
For more information contact Jenni Glass, executive director, 816-268-5006.