The General Federation of Woman’s Club’s (GFWC) Glendale Woman’s Club will host a candidate forum for candidates running for Glendale City Council for the Barrel, Cholla and Ocotillo districts. The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Glendale Woman’s Club clubhouse at 7032 N. 56th Ave. in downtown Glendale.

The organization is seeking questions in advance from the community that pertain to city issues. Questions can be sent via email to Questions will be accepted until 5 p.m. Aug. 5.

Candidates running for council seats in the Barrel District are Bart Turner and Ray Strahl. In the Cholla District, Lauren Tolmachoff is running unopposed. In the Ocotillo District, the candidates are Jamie Aldama and Emmanuel Allen.

The community is welcome to attend and learn of the candidates’ viewpoints on a variety of issues. Seating is limited to 150 and there is no reserved seating.

Started in 1901, the Glendale Woman’s Club has played an important part in the social and cultural development in Glendale. Club members raised money for the first library and city parks.

The Glendale Woman’s Club owns and maintains its clubhouse building, which was dedicated in 1913 and is one of the finest examples of a craftsman-style bungalow in Glendale.

The club building was placed on the National Historic Register in 1989. The Glendale Woman’s Club is part of the General Federation of Woman’s Club, the largest woman’s volunteer organization in the world.

The GFWC Glendale Woman’s Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable service organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

For more information, call 623-937-9915 or visit