Hickory – The Catawba County Democratic Party (CCDP) is hosting a municipal office and school board information night on May 8 for people interested in running for these offices this year.

The November 2017 ballot will include a number of nonpartisan positions, including Newton City Council, Maiden Council and Mayor, Newton-Conover School Board, Hickory School Board, Hickory aldermen and mayor, and more. The complete list of open offices is on the Catawba County Board of Elections website at: www.catawbacountync.gov/elections/

“To ensure vibrant communities and strong schools, it’s important to have a choice of candidates,” said Marcus Williams, chair of the Catawba County Democratic Party. “Dedicated and qualified people who serve at the local level are vitally important to our quality of life.”

The May 8 forum, to be held at 6 p.m. at CCDP Headquarters at 1612 Tate Blvd. SE, Hickory, will feature both current and former elected officials who have served on city council and on school board.The forum is free of charge and includes a light buffet supper.