Members of the public are invited to attend a town hall meeting hosted by Ward 2 Canton City Councilmen Will Carlan and Shawn Tolan at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Canton Theatre, 171 E. Main St.
“Since we now have both Ward 2 City Council seats filled, we thought this would be a great time to get together with citizens to hear first-hand the issues that are most important to you,” Tolan said.
The seat had been vacant for a year when former council member and now-Mayor Bill Grant resigned the seat to launch his campaign for mayor. Carlan was the only person to qualify for the seat and was sworn in last month.
Ward 2 encompasses downtown Canton, Governor’s Walk, Canton Marketplace, areas south of Riverstone Parkway, River Pointe, and residential areas off East Main Street.
“I hope that all of our residents and business owners in Ward 2 will feel welcome to voice their questions and concerns at this town hall. This is your first of many opportunities to address the ways we can make our part of Canton better, kinder, and stronger,” Carlan said.
The event will include a quick overview of city projects, finances, and include opportunities for questions from the audience. Individuals that cannot attend, may email their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and with a reference to the Ward 2 Town Hall Meeting in the email. City officials said that refreshments will be served at the meeting, and guests will be seated with social distance guidelines.
“As we continue to build our new road map to move Canton forward, I’ve often stated the process begins and ends with citizen input,” Canton Mayor and Ward 2 resident Bill Grant said. “Town Hall meetings in our Wards are an excellent opportunity to engage in the dialog that shapes our city, and they also provide direct communication to the council members representing the best interests of the community. We look forward to a productive and informative gathering with Ward 2 Councilors Shawn Tolan and William Carlan, and I hope to have a great turnout.”
Those wishing to attend will need to contact the Canton Theatre to get free tickets to the event. Tickets will be issued to maximize seating occupancy while adhering to social distancing guidelines. For tickets, call 770-704-0755, or email email@example.com.