DFWI to Host Mayoral and District 9 Candidate Forums
Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. (DFWI), and the Fort Worth Downtown Neighborhood Alliance will conduct a Mayoral Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 1, 2021, and a District 9 Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 5:30 PM in Burnett Park.
Confirmed Candidates: The following candidates have confirmed their participation in the Mayoral Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 1, 2021:
Brian Byrd, “DC” Daniel Caldwell, Mike Haynes, Cedric Kanyinda, Mattie Parker, Steve Penate, Deborah Peoples, Chis Recto, and Ann Zadeh.
The following candidates have confirmed their participation in the District 9 Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 8, 2021:
Ricardo Avitia, Elizabeth Beck, Doyle Fine, Darien George, Jordan Mims, Fernando Peralta, Sabrina Renteria, Erik Richerson, and Jared Sloan.
All candidates have been sent a DFWI Annual Report and a State of Downtown publication so they are aware of Downtown’s underlying dynamics. Questions for the candidates will be focused on topics that directly affect Downtown.
Format: Each candidate will introduce themselves and make an opening statement. Following this, the moderators will direct questions submitted on cards by attending citizens, and each candidate will take up to one minute for his/her answer. Candidates will have one minute for a wrap-up statement. The forum is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.
Moderators: The moderators of the event will be Dione Kennedy, President and CEO, Performing Arts Fort Worth, and Brian Newby, Managing Partner, Cantey Hanger LLP.
Limited seating will be available in the park. All attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and maintain social distancing and practice safety precautions as recommended by the CDC.
To RSVP, submit questions, or for more information, visit dfwi.org.