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Imagine Kingston and St Lawrence College to host Mayoral Candidates Meeting October 14th

2014-10-01

The public will have an opportunity to hear Kingston’s mayoral candidates discuss their visions for the city’s future at an all-candidates panel discussion hosted by the Imagine Kingston Roundtable and St Lawrence College on Tuesday, October 14th. The event will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Davies Hall, St. Lawrence College.

The evening will begin with each candidate briefly describing their personal vision of what a thriving and prosperous Kingston would look like under their leadership as mayor. This will be followed by a conversational question and answer period led by a panel of Imagine Kingston and community members. The panel will receive written questions from the audience.

“The format will encourage candidates to explain their views in more detail -- to respond to follow-up questions and go beyond practiced campaign answers,“ says  Walter Fenlon, founder of the Imagine Kingston Roundtable.  “That way we’ll better understand the type of mandate each candidate is seeking and how their leadership will assist the city in fully realizing its strengths. We’re particularly interested in how they intend to build a healthy community, sustained by a prosperous economy.”

A public forum for questions from the floor will complete the session, as time permits.

The Imagine Kingston Roundtable was founded in 2006 following a summit of more than 30 community leaders who were brought together by Kingston businessman, community leader and philanthropist Walter Fenlon. The group, which meets monthly and includes senior leadership from private, public and community sectors, acts as a catalyst for the advancement of ideas that enhance the city's social, cultural, educational and business endeavours.

 “The roundtable connects idea champions with interested groups, influencers and decision-makers that can assist in moving good ideas forward here in Kingston and area,” says Fenlon. “We are interested in building and promoting Kingston as a well-rounded community that takes full advantage of its outstanding assets – human, social, geographic, cultural, heritage, educational and business.”

Panelists will include Michael Harris, Director KEYS; Peng Sang Cau, President and CEO Transformix; Andi Shea, Student Representative St Lawrence College Student; and Walter Fenlon of Assante Wealth Management. Roundtable member, Bill Richard, will serve as moderator.
 

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For more information, contact: Sue Bates at 613-549-8602 Ext. 120