Incumbent Mayor Joe Brannen and three challengers…Jonathan McCollar, Jan Moore and Bill Thomas…will be featured in two public forums in October.
The Ogeechee Tech auditorium will be the location for the October 10 forum, sponsored by the Statesboro Herald and Ogeechee Technical College. A candidate meet-and-greet at 6:30 will precede the 7 p.m. start.
The October 22 forum will at 7 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center in downtown Statesboro. Sponsors will be the Statesboro Herald, Northland Cable and the Averitt Center for the Arts. A meet-and-greet will precede at 6:30 p.m. An additional District 1 City Council forum featuring incumbent Phil Boyum and Kelly Dabbs will also be held.
Each candidate will speak about themselves for two minutes, answer questions presented to them close with a statement.
The public is invited to attend, speak to the candidates about any issues that concern them or just watch both forums.