The Bay County NAACP hosted a forum where residents got to hear from candidates running for Panama City commissioner, ward two.
Members of the audience submitted questions for the candidates about concerns they have for their community.
Each candidate had the chance to respond to every question asked.
Topics included law enforcement, infrastructure, housing, and community involvement.
One recurring theme was housing for residents in the community.
Candidates said it’s an older community with older infrastructure and it’ll take time to rebuild after Hurricane Michael, but by working together, we’ll come back stronger.
“Invite those programs inside the community, those funds inside the community, and we will work hard unifying the community to help rebuild it and restore it,“ said Marquis Tyson, Panama City commissioner, ward two candidate.
“My message to the community really revolves around the ability to work with each other. To identify problem areas and topics that we need to improve,“ said Toni Shamplain, Panama City commissioner, ward two candidate.
Candidate, Kenneth Brown, also said the only way to rebuild and make the community stronger is by joining together and working for what they want.