Candidate forums have been scheduled in all four contested races for the Columbia Association Council.
The first candidate forum, scheduled for Monday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Slayton House, is in the village of Wilde Lake where incumbent Regina Clay will face current village board member Nancy McCord.
The winner will serve one year as the Columbia Council representative. The polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Slayton house on April 20.
On Tuesday, April 9 there will be a candidate forum in the village of Oakland Mills, where incumbent Alex Hekimian is running against newcomer Julia McCready for a one-year term.
The candidate forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Other Barn located in the Oakland Mills Village Center. On election day, residents can vote at the Other Barn from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
In Long Reach, a candidate forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the Long Reach Village Center. Incumbent Ed Coleman is pitted against Russ Swatek, who served as Long Reach representative from 2009-'11. The winner will serve a two-year term.
The polls will be open from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
The fourth and final candidate forum is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Claret Hall in River Hill. In that election, incumbent Michael Cornell will go against challenger Clayborne Chavers. The winner will serve a two-year term.
The polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 20 at Claret Hall, located in the River Hill Village Center.