Del Norters will have another chance to hear from candidates for the local School Board on Wednesday.
True North Organizing Network is hosting a non-partisan forum at the Crescent Elk Auditorium focusing on the candidates for the Del Norte County Unified School District Board of Trustees. The discussion will be led by local students and young adults and will be translated into Spanish and Hmong, according to a press release from the non-profit organization.
Child care will be provided at the forum.
The forum will be the first in a series of True North activities encouraging folks to participate in the election process. School Board candidates for Area 5 include former district employee Ronnie Sorensen, former city finance employee Jamie Forkner, Janet Wortman and Beth Green, Crescent Elk Middle School’s former library manager.
Candidates for Area 2 include incumbent Lori Cowan and Angela Greenough, former communications coordinator for the Wild Rivers Community Foundation. Area 1 candidates include incumbent Don McArthur and notary public Milton Reilley.
True North is a non-profit regional community organizing network that is currently established in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Since June, True North has provided workshops to youth across the county through the California Center for Rural Policy’s Summer Youth Training Academy.
Young adults also participated in non-partisan voter registration and outreach, focusing on populations less likely to vote, according to the organization. True North has registered 150 new voters since June.
The forum will take place 5:45–7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G Street in Crescent City. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/TrueNorthOrganizing.