The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce helps promote democracy for our region through our Meet The Candidates nights. The Chamber hosts a special candidate night for each contested race for our Boonville City Council seats or for our county positions within Cooper County. If we can schedule participation from state candidates running for state positions, we will invite and include them.
Meet The Candidates provides a public forum where our local media and the public can ask questions through a moderator to the participating candidates in contested races. Public questions can be submitted prior to that evening’s forum, but can also be submitted at the event. Those in uncontested races are allowed an opening statement if they choose.
Letters are sent inviting local candidates to our forum. We outline the time frames allowed, agenda for the evening, and a reservation deadline.
We encourage those who cannot attend our candidate forum in person to submit a question, or questions, that they may have. (We ask for a signature on the questions, but we do not announce the name given on the form when questions are read.) You can mail, fax, or email questions to the Chamber office.