Chamber Will Host Council Candidate Forum Jan. 11

The public is invited to the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Meeting and City Council Candidate Forum on Jan. 11 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The event will take place in two sessions, due to the large field of 10 candidates in the race. 

Candidate names were drawn at random, with the first group consisting of Tiffany Davis, Craig Corman, Nooshin Meshkaty, Alissa Roston and Mary Wells. Their interview will take place from 4 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber offices located at 9400 S. Santa Monica Blvd.

The second group of Myra Demeter, Hamid Omrani, Sharon Persovski Robin Rowe and Russell Stuart will be interviewed from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. 

Chris Bonbright, Government Affairs Committee Chairman, and David Mirharooni, Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, will moderate the sessions. 

On Jan. 16, the Board of Trustees of the Chamber’s Leadership PAC will conduct 30-minute one-on-one interviews with all 10 candidates. The PAC is an unincorporated association created in 2014 that evaluates and makes endorsements of candidates when it deems appropriate. The PAC is expected to announce its endorsements, if any, that same week. 

“We at the Chamber are excited to get to know each of these candidates and hear their vision for our city. The Chamber understands security is a priority. We also feel business growth and prosperity need to continue to move forward to keep the city of Beverly Hills as one of the elites known for being the luxury capital of the world,” Todd Johnson, Chamber President and CEO, told the Courier. 

The City Council election takes place on March 5. Those wishing to attend the Candidate Forum should register at