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September 20, 2022

Local Groups Host District 1 Supervisor’s Race Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 12

The November election is drawing closer, and with ballots being mailed out in early October, voters will very soon start to choose who will hold several important local offices. In response, two local groups, INYO350 and Friends of the Inyo, are partnering to sponsor a Candidate Forum for the District 1 Inyo County Supervisor’s race on Wednesday, October 12. The event will start at 6:00 PM at the Cerro Coso Community College, Bishop Campus. District 1 Candidates Trina Orrill and Jeff Gabriel will speak and answer questions that evening with Kristina Blum Justice serving as the forum’s moderator.

INYO350 and Friends of the Inyo are working together to host this event to offer local voters and residents the chance to meet and learn more about these two candidates, including their visions for our county’s future, and their positions on pressing local issues. “Our Inyo County Supervisors regularly make important decisions affecting our local environment, economy, and our public safety and health,” notes Harold McDonald, INYO350 Chair. “Voters need to know where the candidates stand on important issues.”

Both candidates for this important office have been provided questions in advance that they will answer after making brief opening remarks during the first half of the program. After a short intermission, the candidates will respond to questions generated by the audience. “Engagement in civil discourse is the very heart of the democratic process,” said Friends of the Inyo’s Executive Director, Wendy Schneider. “We need voters’ civic engagement now more than ever. Friends of the Inyo is proud to partner with INYO350 to make that possible for folks in District 1.”

Light refreshments will be available at the event. The Bishop Campus of the Cerro Coso Community College is located at 4090 W. Line Street. For additional information, please email

Community Calendar Details:

 Event: District 1 County Supervisors Candidate Forum hosted by INYO350 and Friends of the Inyo. The event is free and open to the public.

Time: Wednesday, October 12 at 6:00 PM.

Location: The forum will take place at the Bishop Campus of the Cerro Coso Community College, located at 4090 W. Line Street.

Food: Light refreshments will be available.

Download the informational flier here or by clicking on the image.

INYO350 is a group of local volunteers dedicated to informing and mobilizing our community on environmental and social justice issues. We aim to implement local change to reduce our carbon footprint as individuals and as a community, and to create a better place to live through our own direct actions and by partnering with others. For more information about INYO350 go to and follow us on Facebook or Instagram. 

About Friends of the Inyo: Founded in 1986 as an all-volunteer organization, Friends of the Inyo was originally organized to comment on the Inyo National Forest planning process at the time. It has since evolved into a fully staffed conservation nonprofit whose mission is, “To protect and care for the public lands of the Eastern Sierra.” Supported by thousands of generous individual and corporate donors, volunteers and community partners, Friends of the Inyo engages lovers of the Eastern Sierra in the protection of our precious public lands throughout all of Inyo and Mono Counties. Learn more at

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