The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) announced last week that it is hosting a forum for mayoral and council candidates on Wednesday focusing on environmental issues.
Topics at the 5:30 p.m. forum may include “responsible development, the local economy in the face of climate change, the role of micro-hydro and other renewables, energy efficiency, land conservation, and more,” according to an ACES press release. ACES encourages participants to submit their own questions in advance through the RSVP feature on its website at aspennature.org.
Caroline Heldman from Aspen Public Radio will moderate the conversation.
The Aspen Board of Realtors is also hosting a luncheon and 90-minute forum on Thursday, April 25, starting at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Regis.
“The format will be casual and moderated with each candidate given an equal opportunity to discuss a series of issues impacting the real estate community, as well as take questions from the audience,” according to an email invite to candidates sent out April 2.
The Aspen Daily News and Aspen Times’ Squirm Night debate will be held later that night — Thursday, April 25 — at City Hall. Starting at 6 p.m., both sets of candidates will be quizzed by local newspaper editors.
The Aspen Chamber Resort Association is holding a forum of its own on Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. The Pitkin County Democratic and Republican parties, in conjunction with the Aspen Business Luncheon, are hosting a debate moderated by Steve Wickes, on May 1 at the Sky hotel at 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.