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Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition To Host Mayoral Candidates Forum Wednesday, Oct. 25, at DeBaun Auditorium

Civic Group Partners with Stevens Institute of Technology and Student Government Association to Plan 2017 Candidates Forum Series for Mayoralty, At-Large City Council, Board of Education Elections

Hoboken, NJ – The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition is pleased to announce the date for its 2017 Mayoral candidates forum will be Wednesday, Oct. 25, at DeBaun Auditorium on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology. As soon as the official slate of candidates is set, all candidates will be invited to participate, giving Hoboken voters an opportunity to evaluate the candidates running in the Nov. 7, 2017, election. Dates and locations for candidates forums for the At-Large City Council and Board of Education elections will be announced soon.

Planned in collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology and its Student Government Association, this year’s candidates forums will follow the established format that the Hoboken QLC has maintained for over a decade. These events, moderated by Bob Bowdon, a professional interviewer and longtime resident of Hoboken, have consistently presented a lively exchange of policy ideas, opinions and comments on issues that the voters themselves consider the most important.

About the QLC
The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition (QLC) is an all-volunteer organization concerned about the air, earth and water, about the density of development, the need for open space, the lack of parking, the flooding, and the host of difficulties that militate against a good and healthy living environment in this densely populated urban city. Since 2000, we have been actively advocating for these causes. The QLC was designated as a 501c3 organization by the IRS in 2000, and all contributions to the QLC are tax deductible.

About Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, New Jersey overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Since our founding in 1870, technological innovation has always been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research. Within the university’s three schools and one college, 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate closely with faculty in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment. A range of academic and research programming spanning business, computing, engineering, the arts and other fields actively advances the frontiers of science and leverages technology to confront our most pressing global challenges. The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on tuition investment, career services and the mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence as well as interdisciplinary research programs in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity; data science and information systems; complex systems and networks; financial systems and technologies; biomedical engineering, healthcare and life sciences; and resilience and sustainability. Stevens is currently in the midst of executing a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., which is growing and transforming the university, further extending the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking, far-reaching institution with global impact.

Questions: Please contact Mary Kelly, QLC Interim Coordinator, [email protected], 201-587-3700