Want to meet Emily face to face (or, uh, face to screen)? Below is a running list of upcoming events. Most events will be virtual, though I’m open to outdoor meetings, weather permitting. Most events will also be publicized on the campaign Facebook page.

More events will be added as they’re scheduled. If you’d like to host a campaign meet-and-greet, please let me know!

What campaigning looks like in 2022 . . .

Bedford Family Connection Forum

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 7:30PM via Zoom

Candidates for all offices on this year’s ballot will be speaking to members of Bedford Family Connection, the volunteer nonprofit serving families with children ages 0 to 5. Click here for more info and the Zoom link!

Hold signs at the Marketplace on 2/26 and 3/5!

We’ll be hanging out at the Bedford Marketplace on the two Saturdays before the election from 11:00am to 1:00pm, to remind shoppers and voters that Election Day is coming. Sign up for a one-hour slot!

Election Day!

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 8:00am to 6:00pm: Election Day

Find Emily at the polls on Election Day! Click here to volunteer to hold signs in the JGMS parking lot.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 1:00pm to 2:00pm:
Meet the Candidates Zoom event

Missed the event? Watch it here: 

Meet the candidates! Ben & Christine Bennett are hosting a Zoom meet-and-greet for two of this year’s Select Board candidates, Emily Mitchell and Shawn Hanegan, at 1:00pm on Sunday, January 23. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions of each candidate and learn a bit more about them. We know Zoom fatigue is real, so we’ll do our best to keep things fun and engaging. We expect the event to last about an hour; you are welcome to join or leave as your schedule allows.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 4:00pm to 5:00pm:
Meet Emily Zoom event

Sarita Pillai is hosting a Zoom meet-and-greet for Emily Mitchell, candidate for re-election to the Select Board, at 4:00pm on Sunday, February 6. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn a bit more about Emily. We expect the event to last an hour, though we’ll stick around for as long as people have questions. You are welcome to join or leave as your schedule allows. Hope to see you there!

Emily will be in attendance at a Meet the Candidate event for Shawn Hanegan, hosted by Sandra Hackman, on Sunday, February 6, at 1:00pm.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2:00pm to 3:00pm:
Youth Forum

Are you a new or soon-to-be-registered voter ages 17+? Join Select Board candidates Emily Mitchell and Shawn Hanegan for an online meet-and-greet forum on Saturday, February 12, at 2:00pm. The candidates will share their platforms, and we’ll also have information on registering to vote.

Register here to attend:

League of Women Voters Forum


Bedford’s League of Women Voters is hosting candidate forums for contested races. The Select Board forum is scheduled for Sunday, February 27, at 3:00pm via Zoom. Viewers can watch the forum on Bedford TV’s YouTube channel.