City councillor hopeful Marnie Brenner with her campaign manager Kimberly Code at the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce meet and greet the election candidates forum held at the Gibraltar Room Thursday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Video: Tribune asks election candidates questions at meet and greet

Organized by the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce, the format saw nine of the 10 councillor candidates and the two mayoral hopefuls present

There was a steady stream of residents taking in Thursday evening’s meet and greet election candidates for Williams Lake City Council forum held at the Gibraltar Room from 5 to 9 p.m.

Organized by the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce, the format saw nine of the 10 councillor candidates and the two mayoral hopefuls with tables around the room engaging in one-on-one conversations with residents.

Read more: Chamber hosting meet and greet with Williams Lake city election candidates

The Tribune seized the opportunity to ask each of the candidates the following two questions:

Can you tell us something about yourself and why you want a seat on council?

What is the biggest challenge and or opportunity facing Williams Lake?

Councillor candidate Craig Smith was absent so the Tribune will follow up with him to give him the opportunity to answer the questions for posting on the Tribune’s Facebook page in the future.

General voting day is Saturday, Oct. 20. There are advanced voting opportunities at city hall on Wednesday, Oct. 10 and Wednesday, Oct. 17. For all three days, the hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The chamber also produced candidate video interviews and posted them last weekend.

Read more: Chamber releases candidate video interviews

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