Mayoral Candidates Forum to Focus on Urban Design and Policy
March 30, 2017
Omaha by Design is hosting a Mayoral Candidate Forum at the Omaha Community Playhouse at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 25th. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6pm.
With the April 4th primaries behind us, the general elections for Omaha Mayor are scheduled for Tuesday, May 9th. In the mayoral election, Mayor Jean Stothert and challenger Former Nebraska State Senator Heath Mello both address urban design and policy issues as part of their campaign platforms.
As part of an effort to inform voters and to give the candidates an opportunity to focus on important issues of urban design and policy, Omaha by Design is hosting the 2017 Forum. Questions will look at overarching issues, such as the vision for the planning, design, and development future of Omaha; the mayor’s role in equitable growth and development throughout our metro region; and how our urban infrastructure can be developed and maintained equitably and sustainably. The previous Omaha by Design candidate forum in 2013 drew several hundred people and we expect at least as large a turnout this year.
Thanks to this year’s partners who have made our Forum possible:
Lamp Rynearson & Associates
American Institute of Architects Omaha
Apartment Association of Greater Omaha and Lincoln
Heartland Bike Share
Keep Omaha Beautiful
Live Well Omaha
Mode Shift Omaha
Omaha Community Playhouse
Restoration Exchange Omaha
We hope to see you at our mayoral candidate forum on April 25th and don’t forget to vote on May 9th.