The seven people who sit on the Sitka assembly are the most important policy makers in our lives. They set rates for services, protect our safety, fund our schools, and will decide the future of Sitka’s hospital.

This year there are seven candidates for three seats on the assembly; only one of them is an incumbent.

You are invited to join the audience for a live candidate forum Tuesday, September 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Harrigan Centennial Hall and ask a question of the assembly candidates in person. It’s a rare opportunity to see the candidates in action, under pressure, in the building where three of them will help chart the course of Sitka’s future.

Or — as always — listen to the forum over the air and submit your question via email to, or post a question on the forum thread on the Raven Radio Facebook page.