Channel 17 Town Meeting Day Candidate Forums February 5-28, 2018

January 23, 2018

Channel 17 is the Go-To Resource for Town Meeting Day 
with LIVE Candidate Forums from February 5th-28th

In an effort to increase civic participation, Channel 17/Town Meeting Television presents an extensive set of local election candidate forums for nearly every political office on the ballot in Chittenden County. All candidates listed on the ballot, or running write-in campaigns, are invited to appear on live candidate call-in forums.

Forums air live on Comcast and Burlington Telecom cable Channels 17 and 317, and online at from February 5-23, 2018. Unless otherwise noted, forums begin at 5:25 p.m. and are held at the Channel 17 Studios, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT. (2nd Floor) The public and press are invited to attend all forums and viewers are encouraged to call in to 802-862-3966 to ask the candidates questions.

Town Meeting Forum Schedule 2018 
Subject to change. 

SPECIAL EVENT: Monday, February 5
Burlington Mayoral Forum – 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., Contois Auditorium
Co-presented by Seven Days, Champlain Valley League of Women Voters, and Channel 17.
Broadcast live on Channel 17 and on YouTube.  

Wednesday, February 7
South Burlington City Council Seats – 2 and 3 Years

Thursday, February 8
South Burlington FY19 School Budget & Ballot Qs
School Board Seats – 2 and 3 Years

Friday, February 9
Williston FY19 Budget & Ballot Questions
Selectboard Seats – 2 and 3 Years

Monday, February 12
Champlain Valley School District FY19 Budget School Board Candidates

Tuesday, February 13
Essex Town FY19 Town Budget & Ballot Qs
Selectboard Candidates
South Burlington FY19 Budget & Ballot Qs

Wednesday, February 14
Town Meeting Preview Program

Thursday, February 15
Burlington School Board 
Wards 1, 2, 3 & 4

SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday, February 15th
Burlington Mayoral Forum and Debate – 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., ECHO
Sponsored by AARP Vermont, VT Digger, Burlington Business Association, and Local Motion.
Broadcast live by Channel 17. 

Friday, February 16
Burlington School Board 
Wards 5, 6, 7 & 8

Monday, February 19
Winooski FY19 School Budget
School Board Members – 2 & 3 Year seats

Tuesday, February 20
Burlington City Council Wards 1, 2, 3 & 4

Wednesday, February 21
Burlington City Council Wards 5, 6, 7 & 8

Thursday February 22
Burlington FY19 School Board Budget

Friday, February 23
Winooski City FY19 Budget & Ballot Qs

Wednesday, February 28 – 5:00 p.m.
Burlington City Budget & Ballot Qs

Visit for a full schedule of other upcoming election-related events, including Channel 17's 2018 Election Results show on March 6th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: