Second forum for Lima mayoral candidates postponed

By Staff Reports -

LIMA – LIMA — The Lima African American Chamber of Commerce has postponed a mayoral forum planned for Thursday due to a scheduling conflict with candidate Elizabeth Hardesty. The forum, which is being organized by the LAACC, Millennial Action Pact, AHEAD and Our Revolution Lima, will now be held at a later date.

“It’s vital for our constituents to hear from all four candidates for Mayor,” JaMesha Williamson, one of the event’s organizers, said in a press release.

The forum will allow all four candidates for mayor, including Hardesty, Joshua Hayes, Sharetta Smith and Autumn Swanson, to share their vision for Lima and discuss issues relevant to Black and Millennial voters. The event will be held at the City Club and livestreamed at a later date.

The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce will hold a debate from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima, with members of the media asking questions. Reservations are required by calling 419-222-6045, emailing or visiting’s calendar of events at

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