The lunch forum was sponsored by both the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce and the Palmer Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Marty Metiva. Former Wasilla Mayor Bert Cottle recently withdrew his candidacy for Borough Mayor, leaving former Mat-Su Borough Assemblyman and Deputy Mayor Matthew Beck and current Mayor of Palmer Edna DeVries to participate in the forum on Tuesday. Questions were submitted by members of the crowd that were in attendance and answered by both candidates in opposite order for each question for nearly an hour. DeVries responded to a question about her most impactful achievement during her most recent term in office as Palmer’s Mayor.
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