city hall eau claire

Eau Claire City Hall

The Eau Claire City Council candidate forum scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7, has been canceled because of inclement weather.

The site of the forum, Chippewa Valley Technical College, is closed along with many public and private schools as freezing rain and snow are in the forecast.

It is unknown whether the forum will be rescheduled.

Twelve candidates are vying for five seats that represent all of Eau Claire on the council. The field of 12 will be winnowed to 10 in a Feb. 19 primary. The remaining candidates will be on ballots in the April 2 election.

Candidates running for the at-large seats are incumbents Catherine Emmanuelle and Kate Beaton, former Councilman David Klinkhammer, and newcomers Kirk Ausman, Chandler Lorentz, Kate Martin, Donald Motzing, Laura Benjamin, Dale Poynter, Echo Reardon, John Lor and Kyle Woodman.