Seminar to explain what’s involved in running for council

POTENTIAL candidates in the upcoming local government election will have an opportunity to learn what the process entails.Shoalhaven City Council, the NSW Election Funding Authority and the Division of Local Government will host an information seminar for residents interested in running in the September election.The seminar will take place from 5pm on Monday, June 25 in the Nowra Administration Building Reception Room.Issues to be discussed include the election process, key dates for candidates and nomination information.The Division of Local Government will use the opportunity to outline the role of a councillor and their obligations in observing the Code of Conduct.As part of the seminar, a representative from the Australian Local Government Women’s Association will provide a session encouraging women to consider nominating for council.Shoalhaven City Council general manager Russ Pigg will provide information on a number of local issues including the importance of the Community Strategic Plan, current policies and what a typical “councillor month” might look like.Mr Pigg said it was important residents with an interest in running for council attended the upcoming seminar.“It is extremely important that potential candidates in the upcoming election are well educated as to the standard procedures and role of councillors prior to the election,” said Mr Pigg.“While elected councillors will obviously be expected to attend a number of more in-depth induction sessions following the election, I would encourage all candidates to be well versed on council procedure and current issues prior to standing.”For more information, contact council’s executive support manager on 4429 3268.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.