The Clay County Chamber of Commerce and Clay County Farm Bureau are co-sponsoring the event, which will take place at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
"It has been a joint venture between the Farm Bureau and the Chamber to provide Clay County residents the opportunity to meet the candidates and learn their stances on various topics," Chamber President Ted Paris said. "It has been an active year and it is important to get to know who could be representing us."
Candidates for county and township positions will meet the public first, followed by those seeking higher-level governmental positions.
Paris told The Brazil Times several candidates have confirmed they will be attending the forum including:
* Clay County Prosecutor candidates B. Lee Reberger (incumbent) and Charles Hear,
* Clay County Council, District 3 candidates Dolores Johnson (incumbent) and Toni Carter,
* Brazil Township Trustee candidates T.J. Sneddon and Vickie Lawhorn, and
* District 44 State Representative candidates Nancy Michael (incumbent) and Jim Baird.
According to Paris, there are other candidates who have also confirmed their attendance, while no response has been received by others.
Reberger and Hear will also conduct a debate, sponsored by the Teens for Liberty Generation Joshua Club, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the meeting room at the Y of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil.
"It should be a very informative couple of days with the forum the night after the prosecutor debate," Paris said. "The more the public can be informed means that we can be better citizens and make choices on more of an educated basis."
Paris added the Farm Bureau will be providing a moderator for the forum, and after candidates make their opening statements and introductions, questions provided by the public will be asked.