CLAYTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOST PLATFORMS AT THE PODIUM: JOHNSTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATE FORUM
CLAYTON, NC – The Clayton Chamber of Commerce will host its “Platforms at the Podium: Johnston County Board of Education Candidate Forum” at The Church @ Clayton Crossings on Wednesday, February 12 from 6p.m to 8p.m. This free, public event is a chance for Johnston county residents and constituents to listen and learn more about the candidates for the Johnston County Board of Education primary election in March. The event will be moderated. Each candidate at the forum will have an equal chance to introduce themselves and present their platform to attendees.
Clayton Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Dana Wooten, said “The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is hosting this event in order to continue its mission of championing education in Clayton, NC and Johnston County as a whole. 2020 has the potential to be a transformational year. It is important for all citizens to be informed because of the huge effect the Johnston County school system has on business, economic development, and workforce development in this county.”
By attending, the audience can learn more about each candidate, their platforms, and the impact they may have on the education of our Johnston County youth. This event is free and open to the public.
About the Clayton Chamber of Commerce
The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit civically engaged economic advancement organization led by the businesses that invest in its mission. The Clayton Chamber of Commerce (CCOC)'s mission is to champion business, economic development, and education in Clayton, North Carolina. CCOC achieves this mission by collaborating with various organizations through forums, task forces, committees, and even oneon-one conversations; advocating within the community, various organizations, and governments; and providing innovative solutions, community pride, business marketing opportunities, networking, and professional development through various signature events and other initiatives. Learn more and view all events at https://www.claytonchamber.com/. Please refer to the Clayton Chamber of Commerce in full, or as “Clayton Chamber” or “CCOC.”
2018 was a monumental year for the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. CCOC’s mission driven words—advocate, collaborate, and innovate—were at the forefront of all our 2018 accomplishments. We are so proud to publish our first annual report. If you want to see what our mission (to champion business, economic development, and education in Clayton, NC) looks like in action, view the report (click the button) below.
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CCOC was honored to host the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (NCIOPL) Hometown Debate Series at The Clayton Center on October 9, 2018.
“The goal of these events is to encourage and enhance education dialogue at a local level - equipping voters with information they can use to make more informed business, policy, and electoral decisions,” said NCIOPL Board Chair Nelle Hotchkiss.
The debate in Clayton focused on the proposed amendment of increasing legislative control over appointments to the bipartisan elections and ethics board.
“We are pleased to bring this public service opportunity to our community,” said Dana Wooten, CEO of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. “NCIOPL’s mission is centered around fair political discourse on issues, and these debates will provide the opportunity to do just that.”
The debate was taped and broadcasted by Spectrum News.
NCIOPL is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate future political and community leaders in modern campaign strategy, ethical decision making, and governance, such that its participants will have a sound grounding in ethical behavior, consensus building, and cooperative and collaborative leadership.
Chamber hosts political forum featuring Johnston County Board of Commissioners primary race candidates
The Clayton Chamber of Commerce (CCOC) hosted a political forum, Platforms at the Podium: Town Hall Meeting, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm at The Clayton Center (Auditorium), 111 E Second Street, Clayton, NC 27520. This forum was free to attend and open to the public. All Johnston County Board of Commissioners primary race candidates were invited to participate. The event was moderated and each candidate was asked the same list of questions and allowed an allotted time to answer.
About Platforms at the Podium
CCOC’s Legislative & Governmental Affairs Committee supports the mission of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce through advocacy and collaboration between the Clayton community and all levels of government. Platforms at the Podium is a public political forum facilitated by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative & Governmental Affairs Committee. The Clayton Chamber of Commerce encourages all of its members and residents to exercise their right to vote. CCOC does not endorse candidates for public office.