Letter to the Editor: Forums sponsors offer thanks


On behalf of the sponsors of the 2017 Shenandoah County Candidate Forums, we thank the candidates, moderators, volunteers and the voting public for participating.

Thank you to the following candidates who took time out of their busy schedules to participate:

District 1: Board of Supervisors candidates Supervisor Dick Neese and opponent Karen Kwiatkowski and School Board candidate Karen Whetzel.

District 4: Board of Supervisors candidate Karl Roulston and School Board candidate: Michelle Manning.

District 5: Board of Supervisors candidates Supervisor Marsha Shruntz and opponent Dennis Morris, and School Board candidates Chris Boies, Shelby Kline and Eugene Putkowski.

Thank you to the moderators, Philip Shenk, Jay Neal, and Kerry Crawford, for doing a great job at the forums.

Thank you to all the volunteers from our sponsor groups for keeping the forums running smoothly.

Thank you to the community for coming, asking questions and taking the time to learn more about the candidates.

Thank you to the Northern Virginia Daily for its complete coverage of the forums.

We would also like to again recognize and thank our partners from Shenandoah County Education Association, Shenandoah County Farm Bureau and Friends of the North Fork for their teamwork putting these forums together.

Don’t forget to vote on Nov. 7.

Sharon Baroncelli, executive director, Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce

Kim Woodwell, executive director, Shenandoah Forum