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There are a great many forums scheduled for the Howard County Board of Education candidates this fall. Here is a listing of what I know right now…

UPDATED – 8/25/16 at 9:10am. I have updated some of the events based on information sent to me. As things change, I will do my best to keep this listing up to date.

Event Date Location Time
Columbia Democratic Club
Candidate Forum
September 14 Jeffers Hill Community Center 6030 Tamar Dr. 21045 7:00 pm
League of Women Voters of Howard County
Candidate Forum
September 28 Banneker Room
George Howard Building
3430 Courthouse Drive
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
People Acting Together in Howard (PATH) September 29 St. John Baptist Church,
9055 Tamar Drive,
Columbia, MD.
7:00pm-8:30pm
Southern Howard County Civic Association Candidate Night October 4 North Laurel Community Center
9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd
North Laurel
6:30 pm
African American Coalition of Howard County October 8 St John Baptist Church
9055 Tamar Drive
Columbia
9:00 am-12:00 pm
PFLAG-Columbia-Howard County BOE Forum October 11

7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21044

 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Oakland Mills Community Association Board of Education Candidate’s Forum October 13 The Other Barn, Oakland Mills Community Association in
Columbia.
5851 Robert Oliver Place
7:00 pm
River Hill HS PTSA
Candidate Forum
October 17 River Hill High School
12101 Clarksville Pike
7:00-8:00 pm
Savage Community Association/
FRES/PVMS PTAs
October 19 Forest Ridge ES Cafeteria
9550 Gorman Road
6:00 pm- meet/greet
7:00-9:00 pm
Manor Woods PTA October 26 Manor Woods 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
GECA Board of Education Candidate Forum October 27 Grace Episcopal Church

6725 Montgomery Rd, Elkridge, Maryland 21075
7 PM – 9:30 PM
Chinese American Parent Association
Chinese Language School
Peiying Chinese School
October 30 Howard Community College 12:00PM – 2:00 PM

As you can see, so far there are nine forums scheduled (or tentatively scheduled) for the public to get to know the six candidates running for Board of Education in 2016. There are also other “private/non-public” candidate forums scheduled (I will not be listing those on this chart). To any other candidate or reader of this blog, if there are additional public forums scheduled, please let me know and I will do the best I can to update this list.
Earlier this year, I had put out the idea of a potential Community/Blogger Candidate Forum. I have to admit that with this many forums already scheduled (and I am sure more to be added to this list between now and November), I am not sure adding another one to the mix this election cycle would work. I have not totally dropped the idea, but I am wavering right now. I am planning on having the candidates back on Scott E’s Blog Talk Radio Show later in the fall to answer some additional questions. Hopefully I will be successful getting all of the candidates on-air.
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