Burbank, CA – Leadership Burbank and the Burbank Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates Forum featuring all eight City Council candidates at the Colony Theatre, located on North Third Street in Downtown Burbank. The forum provides an opportunity for Burbank residents to meet and interact with their City Council candidates, and to learn about their respective platforms heading into the February Primary. The forum will take place on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7pm, and is free and open to the public.
The upcoming election may have special significance for Burbank. “With the projected shortfall over the next few years in the City’s General Fund, we think the 2017 election is particularly important,” said Chamber CEO, Tom Flavin. “In the recent past, we have co-sponsored the forum with Leadership Burbank and look forward to doing so again this year.” Leadership Burbank Board President, Mike Thomas, concurred, “To possibly be a City Council member is the height of leadership in our City, and we feel that this forum is an important format to inform the community about our future leadership.”
The Forum will feature all eight candidates, including incumbents Mayor Jess A. Talamantes, former mayors Bob Frutos and David Gordon, as well as candidates Sharon Springer, Richard G. Carr, Gregory R. Sousa, Juan Guillen, and Konstantine Anthony. The discussion will be moderated by David Nos, former President of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce Board and former member of the Burbank Board of Education.
Leadership Burbank is a community-based organization that offers a hands-on leadership training program for people who live or work in Burbank. Emerging community leaders have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of community dynamics, and build a network of colleagues and associates throughout the city.
The Burbank Chamber of Commerce is the leading public policy advocate for business, promoting economic growth and initiatives that enhance and preserve quality of life in the Burbank Community. The Chamber represents nearly 1,000 members businesses, and their 33,000+ employees, in and around Burbank.