How to get Women Elected Forum

Shellharbour City Council is encouraging women interested in standing for the NSW local government elections to register for the ‘How to get women elected forum’ being held on Saturday 22 May.

The free workshop is presented by the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) NSW, the state’s peak representative body for women in local government.

ALGWA NSW is running Getting Women Elected Forums across the state to provide information for women who would like to run for their local council in the September 2021 elections.

ALGWA aims to strengthen networking, mentoring and innovative opportunities that encourage and support women in local government.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba encouraged all women interested in learning about what it takes to represent their local community to attend.

“Women currently represent less than a third of all councillors and mayors serving across the 128 councils in NSW,” Cr Saliba said.

“Local councils are the level of government closest to the community, providing key infrastructure, facilities and services vital to residents overall wellbeing and lifestyle.

“Serving in local council is a rewarding experience and great opportunity to challenge yourself. There are many women throughout the community with leadership skills that are highly transferable to local government,” she said.

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