Are you one of the candidates interested in running for September 4, 2021 Local Government Elections elections?
Three informative pre-election candidate sessions will be held next month that will help you aspiring candidates gain a deeper understanding of the role and responsibilities that comes with the role of a councillor.
The session are being held jointly by Yass Valley, Upper Lachlan Shire and Goulburn Mulwaree Councils to assist members of the public who may be interested in running for council in their area.
Goulburn Mulwaree Council GM Warwick Bennett said pre-election candidate workshops are a great opportunity for anyone who is considering running in the upcoming elections in September.
"The sessions will have a strong focus on key information for councillors including the integrated planning and reporting system, council meeting procedures, relationships between councillors and staff and other important information," he said.
Meanwhile, Upper Lachlan GM Colleen Worthy feels that the workshops are valuable for those considering running for council as it informs them about what's involved, especially the time commitment and activities involved.
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These informative sessions will share information on the integrated planning and reporting system, council meeting procedures and the rules of debate, relationships between councillors and staff, conflicts of interest (pecuniary, non-pecuniary and lobbying), expenses and allowances, access to key staff and training.
You will also receive an information pack containing information to help them decided whether running for council is for you.
The sessions will be held on:
- Thursday, July 8 at 6pm - Yass Valley Council, 209 Comur Street, Yass.
- Tuesday, July 6 at 6pm - ULSC Council Chambers, Crookwell.
- Wednesday, July 7 at 6pm - Goulburn Mulwaree Council Chambers.
To attend a session, you must register. Please head to your chosen Council webpage or call to register your interest. You can contact: