The Diversity Group, which includes the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Texas Young Professional Organization hosts Candidate Forums for individuals running for elected offices for the County of Jefferson, City of Beaumont, Beaumont Independent School District and Port of Beaumont positions. Each forum segment typically lasts 30 minutes and includes an introduction, Q&A and closing for each candidate. The questions are agreed upon prior to the forums by the Diversity Group and includes subjects that are important to local businesses.
The Diversity Group is made up of men and women from different cultures, backgrounds, and areas of Beaumont who come together to better understand each other, the community and its needs. Members of this group include the following organizations: the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Proactive Coalition, People’s Political Action Committee and the Golden Minority Business Council. The group is non-partisan and does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.