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Council hosts ‘how to’ session for election hopefuls

Golden Plains Shire Council will host two public information sessions for residents considering standing for council in the upcoming elections.

Golden Plains Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Rod Nicholls said that standing for council is a relatively simple process, but can be daunting if you’re not certain what is required or how to nominate and campaign.

“The information session will outline the roles and responsibilities of a councillor, describe the election process, and provide useful advice for getting elected.

“I strongly encourage any residents contemplating standing for election to attend these information sessions,” said Mr Nicholls.

The information sessions for prospective candidates in the general elections for Golden Plains Shire Council will be held on Tuesday 19 July from 7pm to 9pm at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre, 27 High Street, Bannockburn, and Tuesday 2 August at the Smythesdale Well, 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale.

Speakers from neighbouring councils, and the Municipal Association of Victoria will provide information about the council area, and advice on who can nominate, how to nominate, and what is required of a councillor.

A video presentation Q&A with councillors from other municipalities will assist prospective candidates to gain an understanding of what the public will expect of you as a councillor, time commitments, challenges and rewards.

These free sessions will include an opportunity for open discussion and questions.

For further information, please call Jan Sudgen on 03 5220 7111.

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