The Vox Populi student organization of Hope College and the League of Women Voters of The Holland Area will host a forum on local governance with Holland Mayor Nathan Bocks on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the college in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The event will include a question-and-answer session.  It is scheduled in advance of Election Day, which will be the following week on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Nathan Bocks was elected mayor of Holland in November 2019. Over the last 20 years, he has served on 15 different community boards and commissions, including Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity, City of Holland Board of Appeals, Holland Hospital Medical Ethics Committee, Hospice of Holland Board, the Tulip Time Board of Directors and the Holland in Bloom Steering Committee.  Through the years he has also been active in many church committees, including at the classis and synod level for the Reformed Church in America, and in leadership development and training in Holland.

Bocks is a 1989 Hope graduate. He graduated from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee (1992) and started his law practice, Central Park Law, PLLC in Holland.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization formed to promote political responsibility. More about the Holland-area league is available on Facebook at @LWVHolland or at

Vox Populi (Voice of the People) is a bipartisan student civic-engagement group.

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Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Hope is currently requiring that masks be worn by all individuals while indoors on campus unless in their living space or alone in their work space. Masks will be available at the door.