November 2, 2011

For Additional Information:

Allison Kaptein, Meridian Parks and Recreation

(208) 888-3579


Meridian Teens Host Meridian Candidate Forum

Public Encouraged to Come Watch and Listen as Candidates Share their thoughts on Meridian


Meridian, ID – (November 2, 2011) – The Meridian Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) will be hosting a Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forum on November 7, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Mountain View High School auditorium.  The candidate forum will be moderated by local radio host Nate Shelman.


The public is invited to attend this free event to hear from the various Mayoral and City Council candidates.  This will be the last opportunity to have questions asked and answered before the election held on November 8, 2011. 


“The candidate forum is just one of many ways MYAC members are engaged in local government issues in their service to Meridian,” said Meridian City Council Vice-Chairman Brad Hoaglun.  “While many of the members are under the age of 18, they are still active and involved in working for a better community.”


Questions for the forum can be submitted in advance on the MYAC Facebook page ( or at the event.  For further information contact Allison Kaptein at Meridian Parks and Recreation at 888-3579. 


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People For more information about Meridian, visit