Blythewood Town Council Election Debate Set for Monday, Oct. 30th at Doko Manor

The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2017 Blythewood Town Council Election Debate in partnership with Blythewood and Westwood High Schools on Monday, October 30th, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at The Manor at Doko Meadows, the town’s community and event center located at 100 Alvina Hagood Circle. The public is invited to attend and to submit potential debate questions to the chamber to consider (via email:

Blythewood High School teacher Patrick Kelly and Westwood High School teacher Jimmy Crosby and their students will assist the Blythewood Chamber in organizing, conducting, and moderating the event.

Blythewood is at a crossroads of impending economic development with recent town ordinances being enacted to encourage new business construction and investment along the quarter-mile stretch of Blythewood Rd. between I-77 and Main St.. Town hall will also likely soon make an announcement regarding a new business locating in the recently-completed train depot replica building in Doko Meadows. Because the town of Blythewood has no property tax, its operations are funded almost exclusively from business activity such as building permits, business licenses, local option sales taxes, hospitality taxes, and accommodations taxes. Which is why the Blythewood Chamber hosts these debates each election cycle, believing a business-friendly town should mean more not only to our business community but to our citizens, as well. Thus, the Blythewood Chamber also believes the election of business-friendly town officials is a priority.

This year’s election is November 7th and will fill two open seats. We are looking forward to each of the candidates participating in the upcoming debate and hearing their visions for a united and prosperous Blythewood.

The candidates (listed alphabetically):

  1. Donald Brock
  2. Bryan Franklin
  3. Larry Griffin, Incumbent
  4. Michelle Kiedrowski