Get Informed: Phoenix Mayoral Forum

Phoenix is facing its most important mayoral elections in recent history. The City has slashed its budget to meet the needs of the economy distressed by recession. Phoenix residents face a crisis at every corner: falling housing values, weak job market, slashed funding for education, health care, and struggling local business. All of this is what the new mayor of Phoenix is facing.

Greater Downtown Phoenix stakeholders have spent three decades focused on building and leveraging assets to showcase Phoenix as a modern, vibrant, attractive metropolis that offers a quality of life which makes our community competitive at a local, regional, national, and global level. The public/private and personal investments made have been in the multi-billions of dollars. How will the new mayor protect and grow these investments? Will the new mayor have the vision necessary to overcome the obstacles before Phoenix today? How will he or she take us forward to even greater achievements?

What questions do you have for the City of Phoenix Mayoral Candidates? Submit your question by clicking on the link below.

Click on this link and submit your questions to the candidates by 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, June 10.

The most popular questions (not verbatim, but general theme) will be posed to the candidates during the forum, next Monday, June 13.

Monday, June 13, 2011

5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The doors will open at 4:45 p.m. Program will begin promptly at 5:15 p.m. Space is limited!

ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation
550 N. 3rd Street, Building 2 Auditorium
Phoenix, Arizona (map it)

Moderated by:
Chris Herstam, Lewis & Roca

Have a schedule conflict? Watch the event online!
DPJ will be streaming a live video feed so you can watch the action wherever you may be. Look for information later this week on

Official Candidates
All SEVEN of the candidates for mayor have accepted the invitation to attend. If all signatures are verified by the City Clerk, they will be considered official candidates and will be in attendance. They are: Anna Brennan, Wes Gullett, Alexander J. Malkoon, Claude Mattox, Peggy Neely, Greg Stanton and Jennifer Wright.

Community Support
The event is hosted by Phoenix Community Alliance and Downtown Phoenix Journal in partnership with Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Arizona Preservation Foundation , Artlink Inc., Downtown Voices Coalition, FQ Story Preservation Association, Garfield Organization: a Neighborhood Alliance, Grand Avenue Merchants Association, Local First Arizona , Midtown Museum District Neighborhood AssociationPhoenix Historic Neighborhood Coalition, Phoenix Revitalization Corporation, Roosevelt Action Association, Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation, Seventh Avenue Merchants Association and the Willo Neighborhood Association.

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