Residents organize candidate forums in Ward 14
(Plain Press, September 2013) Ward 14 resident Gloria Ferris could not find any evidence there were any candidate forums planned in new Ward 14 prior to the primary election on September 10th – so she began to organize. Ferris called upon other block club leaders and they planned two forums. They recruited former Ward 14 Councilwoman Helen Smith to act as moderator and followed League of Women’s Voters recommendations in designing the format. The two forums were held in August.
With the help of The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open), a nonprofit educational economic development organization headquartered on Kingston Road in Cleveland, the two forums were recorded and are available on YouTube. To link to the forums, go to the Website landing page: https://sites.google.com/a/i-open.org/meet-the-candidates/ward-14-cleveland-ohio.