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School Board and Library Board Candidate Forum

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Citizens for a Fair Ferndale (CFF) will hold a School Board and Library Board Candidate Forum at Ferndale City Hall at 1:00 pm. The event will also be recorded and submitted to WFRN for airing until Election Day. The public and the media are encouraged to attend.
CFF has invited all declared candidates: Mike Davisson and Jackie Hart for Ferndale School Board, and Judeen Bartos, Richard Consul, Kelly Farrah, Adrienne Fazzolara Gilmore, Amanda Hanlin, and Kevin Yezbick for Ferndale Area District Library Board.
The format is simple:
1. All declared Candidates for School Board and Library Board are invited to participate.
2. Candidates are at a table in the front of the room.
3. Each Candidate will have an opportunity to give a 2 minute introduction.
4. As people come in, they are given 3 x 5 cards. These are gathered periodically and brought to the moderator. The moderator then poses the questions to the candidates. Each Candidate has 2 minutes to answer each question. The order of response changes so each has a chance to be first.
5. There is a timer to help you pace answers.
6. Each Candidate will have an opportunity to give a closing statement.
Click here for CFF’s complete Forum Guidelines (Note the introduction and closing statement times will be shortened for this particular forum, due to the large number of Library Board candidates).

Download and read questionnaires completed by the candidates.

UPDATE (10/31): Two write-in candidates have also filed paperwork to be considered for this election. Keith Warnick is running for School Board and Mary C. Riegle is running for Library Board.

UPDATE (11/4): Click here to watch the candidate forum on YouTube.

Contact us for more information:
CFF48220@gmail.com or (248) 515-7803

2016 Good Neighbor Awards – NOMINATIONS DUE MARCH 1

Citizens for a Fair Ferndale announces the call for nominations for the 2015 Good Neighbor = Strong Community awards.  Celebrating the ongoing efforts of those who live, work and attend school in Ferndale who value the fair and equal treatment of others and are engaged in making this happen on a daily basis, the Good Neighbor = Strong Community Awards program identifies and honors individuals, organizations and businesses in our community who are outstanding examples of “good neighbors”.  

Examples of previous honorees include diverse individuals, organizations and businesses which have coordinated and planned picnics, festivals, and events in the community; promoted volunteerism; created inclusive, welcoming environments in their businesses; collaborated on art projects that celebrate diversity; tutored foreign-born Americans; sheltered the homeless; creatively overcame personal challenges while striving to help others; established book club networks; spoken out against injustice in our community.

Citizens for a Fair Ferndale will hold a special event in early May to present the awards for 2015. Nominations are now open, and CFF invites the community to celebrate a “good neighbor” – someone who is committed to building, preserving, maintaining and improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods and our community.

Nomination Forms must be received by Friday, March 4, 2016 through online submission, or post mail to Citizens for a Fair Ferndale, 263 Vester, Ferndale, MI 48220.  For questions or media inquiries contact Kat Bruner James at (248) 515-7803.

Please support those who support us!

Thank you to our many sponsors. In particular we are thankful to 2013 Good Neighbor Award Sponsors: Kim Beebe (Fashion Consultant & Stylist: 248-561-4228); Mayor David Coulter, Craig Covey, Jeannie Davis, Lori Davis (Remax: 248-548-4400), Bridget & Kevin Deegan-Krause, City Councilmember Dan Martin & Sherry Kruzman-Martin; Greg Pawlica, Mayor Pro-Tem Melanie Piana & Jim Piana, and the businesses and organizations below that have been so generous in helping us with our efforts.


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