ROCKLAND — The four candidate seeking two seats on the Rockland City Council have agreed to participate in a candidates’ night forum on Thursday, Oct. 6.

The forum is being organized by the Courier-Gazette. The public can attend and ask questions of the candidates. Each candidate may give an opening statement of up to three minutes, followed by questions from the public, and concluding with closing statements of up to three minutes.

The candidates night will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall at 270 Pleasant St. The event will be livestreamed on the city’s website at and can be viewed after on the city site.

The four candidates are Nate Davis of Fulton Street, Adam Lachman of Main Street, Steven MacDonald of Old County Road, and Penelope York of Acadia Drive. Both seats are for three years.

Davis is completing his first three-year term on the Council.

Lachman has served since 2013 as a senior economic advisor to independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine, and has previously owned and operated small businesses in the Midcoast. In addition, Lachman helps manage Ada’s Kitchen, a family-owned restaurant on Main Street.

MacDonald served as the director of the wastewater treatment plant for Rockland from when it opened in the late 1970s until about 2000. He now serves as a consultant in the industry.

York is senior vice president at Bank of America for large-scale enterprise technical projects and has been employed by the company for 20 years. She has lived in the Midcoast most of her life and graduated from Rockland District High School.

Courier-Gazette reporter Stephen Betts will moderate the annual event that the newspaper has organized for the past 40 years.