The two candidates vying to become Fayetteville’s next mayor will participate in a Mayoral Forum on October 25, 2017, at 7 p.m. The forum will be held in Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.
The forum is sponsored by the Epsilon Zeta and Epsilon Rho Lambda chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Fayetteville Business and Professional League, and the Cumberland County Chapter of the FSU Alumni Association.
“I am excited to have the candidates who make it through the preliminaries on the FSU campus for this important event,” said FSU Chancellor James Anderson. “Fayetteville State University enjoys a wonderful partnership with all of the local municipalities, especially the City of Fayetteville, and hosting this forum is just an extension of those long-standing relationships. We look forward to hearing from both candidates as they outline their plans for the future of this great city.”
Terronne Cuthrell, president of the Epsilon Zeta Chapter, and Paul Brown, president of the Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, said the forum is the fraternity’s way of highlighting one of the organization’s national projects – voter registration and empowerment.
“Since its founding, Alpha Phi Alpha has endeavored to encourage citizens to vote and take an active role in the election process at the local, state, and national levels,” Cuthrell said. “We are pleased to bring this event to the FSU campus for our fellow students so they can see first-hand the democratic process at work.’
“The mayoral race is important to the citizens of Fayetteville and to the FSU family in that the next leader of the city will play a vital role in issues that have a direct impact on our university and the entire Murchison Road community,” Brown said. “Alpha Phi Alpha is pleased to partner with the Fayetteville Business and Professional League and the Cumberland County Chapter of the FSU Alumni Association to bring you the candidates who will have the future of the city in their hands.”
For more information, call (910) 672-1474.