Belleville mayoral candidate Joe Hayden and a slate of candidates supporting him will host a meet-and-greet on Thursday.
The Unified Independent Coalition for All of Belleville will meet with residents from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fischers Restaurant, 2100 W. Main St. in Belleville.
Former Belleville mayor Rodger Cook will make a speech at 7 p.m.
Hayden is currently a Ward 5 alderman.
Other candidates include: Kent McCoy for treasurer, Dallas B. Cook for city clerk, Garrett Peek in Ward 1, Janet K. Schmidt in Ward 2, Kent Randle in Ward 3, incumbent Tim Carpenter in Ward 4, Michael Hagberg in Ward 5, Bob White in Ward 6 and Trent Galetti in Ward 7.
Belleville Township trustee candidates Joy Schreiber and Joe Swierczek also will be at the event.
Rodger Cook is the father of Dallas B. Cook.
The coalition is accepting donations of all sizes. There will be a cash bar with complimentary hors doeuvres.