The three candidates running for mayor of Lee’s Summit — Bill Baird, Rob Binney, and Ron Williams — will participate this week in the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce’s Mayoral Candidate Forum.
All there are scheduled to take part in a meet and greet with the public from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by the forum, where the candidates will be asked their stance on certain issues, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Missouri Innovation Campus, 1101 N.W. Innovation Parkway.
For those who cannot attend, the Mayoral Candidate Forum will be streamed live on the Chamber’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lsummitchamber/.
The Chamber plans similar events for City Council candidates on March 14 and for Lee’s Summit R-7 School District board members on March 27.
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“The Chamber is providing these forums for our members and citizens to hear directly from the candidates on their visions and priorities for the city and our school district,” Chamber President Tim Arbeiter said in a press release. “The next set of leaders will be given the great opportunity to work with their respective administrators on achieving new strategic objectives to keep our city and schools moving in the right direction. Your participation and your vote matter.”
The next municipal election in Lee’s Summit takes place April 3 and the deadline to register to vote is March 7.
Contact Matt Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
‘Symphony of Chocolate’ benefit coming in April
The Lee’s Summit Symphony Orchestra’s “Symphony of Chocolate” will help raise money to purchase special instruments, particularly percussion instruments.
Currently, the Lee’s Summit Symphony Orchestra, which is celebrating is 15-year anniversary, borrows select instruments, but Conductor Russ Berlin said it’s time for the group to purchase its own.
The event, which includes sampling of fine chocolates against the backdrop of performances by members of the orchestra, takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 29 at the Emaline Ballroom, 616 S.W. Third St. in Lee’s Summit.
Business sponsorship of “Symphony for Chocolate” starts at $250. Those interested should call Barbara Prestage, the event’s chair, at 816-401-5251 to discuss partnership levels.
Nominations open for state’s Senior Service Award
Nominations are open for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award, which “was enacted in 2005 to promote and highlight the positive accomplishments that Missouri’s senior citizens continually provide to their local communities,” according to a release from Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson’s office.
“As an advocate for Missouri’s seniors, I am proud to recognize seniors all across our state for the work they do in their communities,” Parson said in a statement. “The accomplishments of our state’s seniors often go unnoticed, and I intend to celebrate their accomplishments and thank them for helping to making Missouri a better place. I encourage all Missourians to nominate a deserving senior for this award. Our goal is to recognize a senior from every county in Missouri.”
The deadline for nominations, which can be made through the Office of Lieutenant Governor’s website at ltgov.mo.gov, is March 31. Individuals should be at least 60 years of age and volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year.
For more information, contact the Office of Lieutenant Governor at 573-751-4727 or email email@example.com.