News>Media Release - Council Elections candidate briefing session
| 20 July 2012|
|Council elections are fast approaching and Glenelg Shire Council will be hosting a public information session for prospective candidates and interested community members. |
The free public information session is being conducted by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and will be held on Wednesday 25 July from 6.30pm – 9.00pm in the Reception Room, Glenelg Shire Council, Portland.
Prospective candidates will have the opportunity to hear first hand, from experienced councillors from nearby councils, what the role of a councillor involves.
Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Sharon Kelsey encouraged civic-minded people to start thinking about standing for council.
“Becoming a councillor is a great opportunity to influence the future direction of our local community,” she said.
“If you are over 18 and on the electoral roll for the council area, the chances are you are eligible to stand for council.”
“Deciding to stand for council is a big decision. A councillor’s role is exciting but also demanding, and prospective candidates need to find out what is involved before nominating for election,” said Ms Kelsey.
Glenelg Shire Council has joined a state-wide campaign to encourage people to consider standing for council and there is help available for candidates to understand what is involved in becoming a councillor.
A dedicated website www.standforcouncil.com.au has been launched by the MAV where candidates can check their eligibility to stand for council and find about more about the day-to-day activities of a councillor.
There is a link to the website on the Glenelg Shire Council website.