The UNCG Alumni Association’s Spartan Legislative Network will once again be hosting the Greensboro Municipal Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House.

Moderated by UNCG alumnus and longtime WFMY anchor Dr. Lee Kinard, the Q&A event is free and open to the public and will include community updates and discussion on a number of pertinent topics and critical issues facing Greensboro. With the City Council elections just a couple weeks away, the event is a great opportunity for voters to meet the candidates and learn more about their plans for the city’s future.

The following candidates will participate in the forum:

  • Mayor Nancy Vaughan
  • Greensboro City Council at-large candidates
    • Marikay Abuzuaiter
    • Mike Barber
    • Sylvine Hill
    • Brian Hoss
    • Yvonne Johnson
    • Marc Ridgill
  • Greensboro City Council District 1 candidates
    • T. Dianne Bellamy-Small
    • Sharon Hightower
  • Greensboro City Council District 2 candidates
    • Jamal Fox
    • Thessa Pickett
  • Greensboro City Council District 3 candidates
    • Kurt Collins
    • Justin Outling
  • Greensboro City Council District 4 candidate
    • Nancy Hoffmann


Attendees are invited to submit questions in advance of the forum by sending an email to or by posting on the UNCG Alumni Association Facebook page ( Parking for the event will be available in the Oakland Parking Deck on campus. For more information and to register for the event, visit


Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Relations