Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro to host Selectboard candidate forum

BRATTLEBORO — The Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro is hosting a Meet the Candidates Forum for candidates vying for two Selectboard races “to talk about the important issues facing our town,” the organization writes in a news release.

In the upcoming Annual Town Election on Tuesday, March 7, voters will vote for one candidate for a three-year seat and two candidates for two one-year seats at American Legion Post 5 at 32 Linden St.

The forum will take place at the club, 17 Flat St., on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Each candidate will answer questions on a variety of topics affecting Brattleboro and share their vision on how to move the town forward.

Candidates include Dick DeGray and incumbent Liz McLaughlin, the candidates for the single three-year seat; and Spoon Agave, Peter “Fish” Case, incumbent Jessica Callahan Gelter, Franz Reichsman, and Samuel Stevens, the candidates for two one-year seats.

The public will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

The event will be moderated. An American Sign Language interpreter will be available.

The club says it is hosting this event “to highlight public and youth engagement in the political process.” Anyone interested is invited to attend, regardless of voting age.

Learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro at, which includes links to the club’s outreach on social media.