Board president Martin Huhn says plans for Greenwood’s byelection forum are still in the works. (Facebook - Greenwood Board of Trade)

Greenwood Board of Trade reverses decsion not to stage candidates forum ahead of city byelection

President Martin Huhn said the board passed the motion at a meeting of executives last night

Greenwood’s Board of Trade voted last week to host an all-candidates forum ahead of October’s municipal byelection, reversing its earlier position that the meeting wasn’t necessary.

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The motion was passed unanimously at a meeting of three executives Wednesday night, Sept.16, according to Board president Martin Huhn.

In a BoT executive meeting last night, it was motioned to hold an All Candidates Meeting for the Greenwood…

Posted by Greenwood Board of Trade on Thursday, September 17, 2020

The board originally decided not to hold a forum Sunday evening, Sept. 13, because it isn’t technically required to bring candidates together in the case of municipal byelections.

Board vice president Hendrik Van Wyk was recused from both executive meetings because he is a candidate in the byelection.

The byelection was triggered by the snap resignation of former mayor Ed Smith last March. Greenwood councillor Gerry Shaw then resigned his seat to run for Smith’s, triggering a concurrent council byelection.

Greenwood’s Barry Noll and Carolina Hopkins, who owns two properties in Greenwood, are also running for mayor.

Charlene Izuka and Mark Seymour are also running for council.

Greenwood voters head to the polls at the MacArthur Centre Saturday, Oct. 10.

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