City of Merrill 2022 Election Forum

Mayoral and City Clerk candidates on deck

DATE:             Monday, March 14, 2022
TIME:              5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:   Merrill Expo Center, 303 N. Sales St., Merrill, WI 54452

The public is invited to attend an evening with Merrill Mayoral candidates Bill Bialecki, former Mayor of Merrill from 2010 to 2018, and Steve Hass, current Alderman of Merrill Common Council. City Clerk candidates, Lori L. Anderson-Malm and John Guenther, will also be featured.

The forum will include a moderated debate, an intermission, and will conclude with the candidates answering a selection of previously-submitted questions from the public. Art Lersch from the UW Madison-Lincoln Co Extension office will be the moderator.

The event will be livestreamed for remote viewing from the City of Merrill website. Visit the City of Merrill webpage at: on March 14 for viewing options.

Light refreshments will be provided. Masks and social distancing encouraged.

The event is made possible thanks to T.B. Scott Free Library, UW Madison-Extension Lincoln County, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and the City of Merrill.

To submit a question for the Mayoral or City Clerk candidates, go to the City of Merrill website and select “Mayoral/City Clerk Forum” in the left-side menu column, or visit the T.B. Scott Free Library, 106 W. 1st St., Merrill. Questions must be submitted by Monday, March 14, at 5:00 p.m.

As an EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, and ADA/504 requirements. Please make requests for reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to educational programs as early as possible preceding the scheduled program, service or activity. Requests may be made through the UW Office of Access, Inclusion, and Compliance ([email protected].)

To familiarize area residents with Alderperson candidates, video interviews with the candidates will be made available on the City of Merrill website as well as social media platforms. This project is in collaboration with T.B. Scott Free Library, UW Madison-Extension Lincoln County, and Merrill Productions—Merrill Area Public Schools.

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