Uptown Rotary, Alliance of Neighborhood Associations, Downtown Inc Co-host Candidates Forum

YORK PA– Candidates for York County Commissioner and York City Council will have an opportunity to answer questions and present their ideas at a forum hosted by the Uptown York Rotary Club, the York City Alliance of Neighborhood Associations, and Downtown Inc on Monday, April 20 at the Yorktowne Hotel. 

The event, which runs from 4:30 to 8:30pm, will feature York County Commissioner candidates from 4:30 to 6:00pm and York City Council candidates from 7:00 to 8:30pm. 

All candidates on ballots for the May 19 primary election have confirmed their attendance. 

County Commissioner candidates include Susan Byrnes, Kelly Henshaw, Doug Hoke, Duane Hull, Henry Nixon, and Christopher Reilly. 

York City Council candidates include Amy Chamberlin, Carla Christopher, Michael Helfrich, Carol Hill-Evans, and Sandie Walker. 

The forums will be moderated by representatives from the hosting groups. Candidates will be briefed on the nature of the questions ahead of time, but will not be provided specifics. 

A reasonably priced “quick bite” menu will be offered by the OffCenter Grill restaurant located inside the hotel for those wishing to attend both forums.
The event is free and open to the general public. 

Uptown York Rotary is a fully chartered arm of Rotary International. With a motto of “Lifting Spirits through Community Service,” the club supports and celebrates a thriving downtown. Its members meet weekly in a “happy hour” setting to network, share, and learn about businesses, organizations and programs that affect the quality of life in York and York County. 

The York Alliance of Neighborhood Associations is a voluntary organization comprised of members representing York’s 17 individual Neighborhood Associations. The focus of the ANA is to encourage resident participation in neighborhood activities; provide a forum for Neighborhood Associations to share information and best practices; support neighborhood safety, beautification, and code enforcement efforts; and represent the interests of York’s residential neighborhoods by providing consensus input to City government. The ANA meets on the third Monday of each month at Martin Memorial Library. 

Downtown Inc works to revitalize and foster reinvestment in downtown York. The organization facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and promotion of downtown initiatives to improve the economic growth, enhance the physical appearance, and increase foot traffic throughout the downtown district, and communicate to the community at large the positive activities taking place in downtown York.

Uptown Rotary: uptownyorkrotary.org
Alliance of Neighborhood Associations: www.anayork.webs.com
Downtown Inc: DowntownYorkPa.com