All candidates have been invited to participate. At the time of this writing, there are no contested seats.
The group organizing the forum consists of members from the Friends of the Ashland Public Library and the civic group, We Love Ashland. This is the sixth year the group has run a live forum at the library.
“Our annual candidates' forums provide a great opportunity to increase community involvement in the library, one of our primary missions, while providing important civic information.”
Another organizer, Cathy Rooney, said, “The forum gives residents a chance to learn about the running of town government.”
Town elections will be held Tuesday, May 20, at the Ashland High School, 65 East Union St.
For information on the forum, e-mail candidatesforum@
The following candidates have been invited to participate on May 14.
Town Meeting Moderator (1 seat for 1 yr): Adam Shuster
Selectman (1 seat for 3 yrs): Steven Mitchell
Assessor (1 seat for 3 yrs): Charles Green
School Committee (1 seat for 3 yrs): Laurie Tosti
Library Trustee (2 seats for 3 yrs): Carolyn Bell, Kab Rabinowitz
Board of Health (2 seats for 3 yrs): Edward Hart, Adam Elbirt
Housing Authority (1 seat for 5 years): Michaela Eldridge
Planning Board (1 seat for 5 yrs): Vanessa Charles