DFWI & FWDNA to Host Candidate Forums

March 17,2021

Join Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and the Fort Worth Downtown Neighborhood Alliance in Burnett Park for two candidate forums ahead of the General Election for Fort Worth Mayor and City Council.

Mayoral Candidate Forum

Thursday, April 1 in Burnett Park
Candidates in attendance: Brian Byrd, "DC" Daniel Caldwell, Cedric Kanyinda, Mattie Parker, Steve Penate, Deborah Peoples, Ann Zadeh


District 9 Candidate Forum

Thursday, April 8 in Burnett Park
Candidates in attendance: Ricardo Avitia, Elizabeth Beck, Darien George, Jordan Mims, Fernando Peralta, Sabrina Renteria, Erik Richerson, Jared Sloane
In-person early voting runs April 19-27 in the May 1 city election for mayor and city council. Learn more on the City's website here.

The format will be the same for both forums. Each candidate will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and make a two-minute opening statement. Following this, a moderator will ask questions. Each candidate will have up to one minute to respond.

Attending citizens may submit questions before the beginning of the forum or send questions in advance to Beckyf@dfwi.org.

All Mayoral and Council candidates have been sent a DFWI Annual Report and a State of Downtown publication so that they are aware of the underlying dynamics of Downtown. While these are pre-COVID publications, they still illustrate the long term trajectory of Downtown and redevelopment efforts. Questions for the candidates will be focused on topics that directly affect Downtown.

Venue Details

Burnett Park, 501 W 7th St.

Limited seating will be available in the park. We encourage all attendees to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. Attendees should maintain social distancing and practice safety precautions recommended by the CDC while in Burnett Park. Metered street parking is free after 6 PM in Downtown. For more parking options, visit fortworthparking.com.

*In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors with limited capacity. Priority will be given to registered attendees for in-person attendance, as well as a link to attend virtually.