The Young Business Professionalsí Candidate Forum is a forum of candidates running for the Federal, State and City Council to be held on Thursday, Oct 16. The Forum will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Corpus Christi City Hall Chambers.

The idea behind the Young Business Professionals-sponsored candidate forum is to bring young professionals and political candidates together in hopes of discussing important issues. Candidates will have the chance to voice their opinions on issues before elections take place.

This is the opportunity for candidates to take their stands on policy issues that may not be addressed in other manners. In turn, attendees have the opportunity to question candidates and to compare their viewpoints on specific issues.

Attending this forum allows the attendees to highlight public policy issues that affect community sustainability and livability, as well as discuss a range of important local, state, and national issues. Issues discussed may include job creation, community planning, environmental issues, economic development, public health, sustainable development, infrastructure and public works.

All community members are invited to the forum and encouraged to become involved with Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend.