Murray River Council is hosting free workshops for prospective Council candidates in the 2021 Local Government Elections.
The sessions will focus on the experience of a Councillor and will feature insights from presenter Maire Sheehan.
Maire has previously held the roles of Mayor and Councillor for several terms at Leichhardt Council and has conducted many councillor workshops for local government, including during the last election period.
Maire has held various roles in TAFE NSW Vocational Education and Training, with her most recent role being the Education Program Manager.
Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Terry Dodds said the aim of the briefings is to give people a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of an elected member.
“Councillors play a crucial role in the decision-making process at Council and it is essential anyone considering nominating to run in the upcoming election understands what is involved,” he said.
“We do all we can to support our elected members, and we hope these candidate briefings will provide a good overview of what is involved in the role and answer all the questions prospective candidates may have.”
“If you’re wanting to run for Council, or maybe even just thinking about it, I encourage you to join this session and hear directly from Maire about what it is really like.”
The candidate briefing sessions are:
Wednesday 19 May, 6.30pm.
In Person Workshop
Saturday 22 May
9:30am – 12pm
Moama Recreation Reserve
Prospective candidates interested in attending the candidate briefings should register by visiting here
The 2021 Council elections will take place on 4 September.
Nine community members will be elected to the role of Councillor for a period of four years.
Nominations for Council elections open on July 26 and close on August 4.