The Ashland Chamber of Commerce hosted and sponsored the 2016 Fall Legislative Forums for Ashland City Council - positions #1, #3 and #5, Ashland Mayor, Jackson County Commissioner (Position #2), State Senator (District 3) and State Representative (District 5). Questions for the Forums were created by the Chamber’s Executive Committee and were sent to the candidates in advance. The discussion was chaired by Ashland Chamber Legislative Chair, Cindy Bernard and moderated by Board Members Jac Nickels, Mary Gardiner and Sheila Cough.
They were filmed at the SOU Digital Media Center – RVTV Studios.
The forums will be broadcast on the following media outlets throughout the month of October until Election Day - November 8th, 2016:
Watch Below: Ashland Chamber website - www.ashlandchamber.com/LegislativeForums
RVTV website - rvtv.sou.edu
RVTV Prime (Ashland TV channel 9, Charter channel 180)
RVTV Civic (Ashland TV channel 14, Charter channel 181)
RVTV Voices (Ashland TV channel 15, Charter channel 182)
Ashland Home Net – Channel 20
For the PRIME and CIVIC channels – Each Candidate Forum will be available for viewing at least twice per week per RVTV channel beginning October 3rd. Marathon screenings on Friday’s and weekends will also be scheduled. The VOICES channel will air the programs from 2:00 – 4:00pm weekdays beginning October 3rd.
ROKU users can watch the forums by adding the RVTV channel -CLICK HERE
or search for Rogue Valley on the ROKU channels site.
RVTV programming schedules:http://rvtv.sou.edu/schedules/
NOTE: This programming schedule is subject to change by the RVTV Studios. Schedules may be altered if LIVE government programs are previously scheduled. Please continue to check your local listings for the most current program schedule.
RVTV Prime - Channel 9
RVTV Civic - Channel 14
RVTV Voices - Channel 15
For Channel 20 (Ashland Home Net)– Viewers may watch the Forums on Channel 20 at various times throughout October 3rd to Election Day. Channel 20 is only available for subscribers to Ashland Home Net. Ashland Home Net is a sponsor of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and will try their best to air the Ashland Chamber’s Legislative Forums as frequently as possible.
The Ashland Chamber has many decades of long relationships within the business sector and through effective community partnerships with SOU, the hospital and OSF and with the City of Ashland. We promote business and the community by providing business resources, creating events such as the Festival of Light and 4th of July, promote tourism, the economy, improve the quality of life and serve as the welcome center for our city. Over 700 businesses are members of the Chamber representing thousands of employees and jobs and hundreds of community volunteers who are engaged citizens helping to make our community better every day. We believe in collaboration and effective relationships which we hold dear.
Additionally, each candidate had to sign a consent form in order to participate. The Ashland Chamber is a private, non-profit mutual benefit association. We required that the candidates refrain from any form of speech that includes profanity, obscenity, hate, racism, or vulgarity or that is insulting or offensive to any ethnic, religious, political or other identifiable group or individual, as determined by the forum moderator.
Wednesday, October 12th
Noon to 1:00pm
Ashland Community Center
59 Winburn Way
On Wednesday, October 12th, the Ashland Chamber is hosting a forum on Measure 97, from Noon to 1pm at the Community Center on Winburn Way.
Two presenters, a ballot measure opponent from the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce and a proponent from the Yes on Measure 97 campaign will both be presenting their respective information and there will be time for questions and answers at the end. Pre-registration is not required and we invite local businesses and community members to attend this informative event.
For more information on the redistribution of the Food & Beverage Tax proceeds if local ballot measure is passed please go to: http://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=17072
The Ashland Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative mission is to provide information on candidates and issues. The Ashland Chamber does not have a Political Action Committee nor do we support individual candidates for office. The Ashland Chamber is not a member of the United States Chamber of Commerce nor are we a member of their Political Action Committee. These forums are an educational tool for voters in our region and we hope you find them resourceful.
- Declined the invitation to participate