Candidates for the May 6 Killeen City Council and Killeen Independent School District elections will take part in a “speed” forum Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9191.
The forum will be modeled on “speed dating,” with each of the candidates having their own table and residents cycling through the candidates every three minutes.
According to TaNeika Driver-Moultrie, the executive committee member for the Killeen branch of the NAACP, the event allows residents a more personal interaction with the candidates than previous forums this election season.
“I feel like residents as well as candidates get tired of the same old thing,” Driver-Moultrie said. “We got tired of seeing the same old format and wanted to make it more exciting and engaging.”
Residents who attend the event can speak with candidates individually or in groups, depending on their preference.
The venue will open its doors at 5:30 p.m. at 3307 Zephyr Road with a meet-and-greet with the candidates.
The forum is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Driver-Moultrie said the majority of the candidates have scheduled to attend so far.
The event is sponsored by Killeen NAACP, League of United Latin American Citizens Council 4535, the Mu Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Killeen Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Bell County Democratic Party and the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.