How to be a councillor seminar for would be local pollies
TWO candidates’ seminars are being run in July for anyone interested in running for Cowra Shire Council in the September Local Government elections
The seminars cover a range of practical, legal, financial, and organisational issues that go with seeking election to Council, with all potential candidates urged to attend.
“As a candidate standing for the Local Government Election to be held on September 8, you will have obligations and responsibilities under the law that you should be aware of; these seminars will help explain these issues,” Cowra Council General Manager Paul Devery said.
The first seminar on Tuesday July 3 will provide information on who can be a candidate and how to nominate; campaigning and election advertising; “how-to-vote” material; the public scrutiny of candidates; and funding and disclosure obligations.
The seminar will be run by the Election Funding Authority at Cowra Council Chambers from 5–8pm; subscription will be available next week at: www.vote.nsw.gov.au/candidate_information_seminars.
The second seminar, being run by Local Government Learning Solutions for Cowra Council, is on Thursday, July 12 from 6–9pm also at Cowra Council Chambers.
This candidate information seminar will cover: the key requirements for becoming a councillor; code of conduct and conflict of interest issues; key expectations and potential challenges; and the role of a Councillor in our governmental system.
For more information or to book a place for this seminar; contact Clare Taylor at Cowra Council on 6340 2013.
“If you are at all interested in running as or assisting a candidate for the first time on the September 8 Local Government elections, I urge you to come to these seminars,” Mr Devery said.
Mr Devery also said that current councillors can be a great source of information and advice for potential candidates.
“Any prospective candidate wishing to speak to a current councillor or myself to clarify any aspects of the role of a councillor or the operations of Council, can arrange an appointment by contacting us here at Council.”