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East End Improvement Association plans candidate forums for Alton, Godfrey

The East End Improvement Association will be sponsoring candidate forums for both the City of Alton, to be held on March 16, 2021 and the Village of Godfrey to be held on March 18.

The Godfrey’s forum will be co-sponsored by the North Alton Godfrey Business Council NAGBC).  Both forums will start at 7 p.m. and can be seen live on  The forums can also be heard live on both Big Z Media platforms; 107.1FM and 1570AM.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both forums will be closed to the public and will be held in a virtual format.

“We are excited to be sponsoring these events, as we believe it is an important venue where the residents of both communities can be introduced to the candidates,” East End spokesman Steve Schwartz said.

In Godfrey, all candidates have been invited to attend. In Alton, due to time constraints and the number of candidates, only contested positions have been invited to attend.

In the past, the audience submitted questions to mayoral candidates for Alton and mayoral and trustee candidates for Godfrey.

Because of the virtual format of the forums, anyone with a question should submit it to:  or by mail to EEIA at P.O. Box 163, Alton, IL 62002.  All questions should be general in nature concerning issues related to each community and will be screened by an impartial committee of EEIA and NAGBC members. To be considered a question must be submitted or received by 5 p.m. the day before either event.

The East End Improvement Association is an Alton based community service organization founded in 1899 that also sponsors the Alton Halloween Parade, the Alton Memorial Day Parade and scholarships for graduating high school students.

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