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Chamber organizes forum for candidates

By CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - | Jan 8, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Sanibel City Council Members Richard Johnson, Jerry Muench and Chauncey Goss, Vice Mayor Holly Smith and Mayor Mick Denham.

To help residents prepare for the March 2 election for three Sanibel City Council seats, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual Zoom candidate forum on Jan. 20 at noon.

Candidates have until Jan. 15 to qualify for a chance to succeed Mayor Mick Denham, who is not seeking re-election, and Chauncey Goss and Jerry Muench, who were appointed in late 2020 by the council as interim members to replace former Councilmembers Jason Maughan and Kevin Ruane.

“We are pleased to provide this service to the Sanibel constituency so that voters can make their most informed decisions,” chamber President John Lai said. “The forum format will include a predetermined Q&A with each candidate. A celebrity moderator from Waterman Broadcasting will lead the forum.”

Chamber members should watch their email for an invitation. Attendees need not belong to the chamber to participate and can receive an invitation by contacting Member Services Manager Ashley Pignato at 239-472-8255 or Ashley@sanibel-captiva.org.

A Zoom recording of the forum will be accessible via the chamber’s Website following the event.