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Local Candidate Forums Connect Youth With Political Process


The Reno News & Review, the Holland Project, ThisisReno.com, Washoe County Library System, and KWNK Community Radio are partnering by hosting three political candidate forums prior to the primary election.

The non-partisan forums are open to all candidates running for the Washoe Board of County Commissioners, Reno City Council, and Reno Mayor.

The Speak Youth to Power Forums will center around issues affecting or impacting young voters (with young adults serving as participants and moderators).

While this event is youth-centered, it will be open and encouraged for all members of the public to attend. This is not a debate but a forum for candidates to address issues relevant to the race. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions as well.

Journalists from the Reno News & Review and ThisisReno will also be participating, including livestreaming the event by video to social media and recording for re-broadcast on KWNK.

The events are free but with a suggested donation of $1 for students and $3 general. Proceeds will benefit KWNK, a non-profit community radio station.

Seating is extremely limited, so registration is required.


  • Washoe County Commission Candidates: May 3, 2018
  • Reno City Council Candidates: May 10, 2018
  • Reno Mayor Candidates: May 31, 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m. setup, 6 p.m. start to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Reno Library, 301 South Center Street

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.