Westerville Area Chamber's Candidate Forum - Westerville City Council
Join us for an open forum discussion with our candidates running for Westerville City Council this fall. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to attend is not necessary. This is not a debate, but rather an opportunity for community members to ask candidates questions. Questions can be submitted that evening.
Candidates for Westerville City Council include incumbent Michael Heyeck, along with Dennis Blair, Dr. Coutanya Coombs, Mark Faubel, Jean Gebert Powell, Doug Rankin, and Megan Reamsnyder. These seven candidates are vying for four open seats on Westerville City Council. All seven have been invited to participate.
This forum will be moderated by Journalist Tonisha Johnson. Tonisha Johnson is an Emmy Award-Winning Multimedia Journalist for Spectrum News 1 Ohio, covering politics and education across the state. Whether it’s in the classroom or the statehouse, she delves into legislation and shares the stories of those impacted in rural, urban and suburban communities. She also shines a light on teachers, students, districts and legislators making their mark in education.
Since being a part of the Spectrum News 1 team, she’s produced and hosted virtual education town halls in addition to the documentary Glass Walls: Black Experiences in Higher Education. The documentary addresses students and their experiences with systemic racism. Currently, she serves as the co-chair for the station’s Local Fairness Group, which brings employees together to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within the newsroom and in relationship to the content that goes on air.
Johnson is a native of Springfield, Illinois, and earned a degree in Mass Communications (minoring in Spanish) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary.
Masks are required by all attendees for the event.
Please continue to check this event page. Should the program need to shift due to COVID 19 we will provide a virtual platform.
Westerville Area Chamber's Candidate ...
Date and Time
Monday Sep 20, 2021 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
September 20, 2021
6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Westerville Public Library
126 South State Street
Westerville, OH 43081
Free to attend and open to public. No RSVP needed. Masks required.