Hindmarsh Shire Council will host a public information session for residents considering standing for council in the upcoming general elections.
Hindmarsh Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Dean Miller said that standing for Council is a relatively simple process but can be daunting if you’re not quite certain what is required or how to go about it. "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 this information session," said Mr. Miller.
The information session for prospective candidates in the general elections for Hindmarsh Shire will be held on Thursday 6 September from 6.30pm to 9.00pm at the Nhill Customer Service Centre, 92 Nelson Street, Nhill.
Speakers from the Hindmarsh Shire, Municipal Association of Victoria and Victorian Electoral Commission will provide information about the Council area, and advice on who can nominate, how to nominate, and what is required of a Councillor. Councillors from neighbouring municipalities will also discuss their experiences to assist prospective candidates gain an understanding of what the public will expect of you as a Councillor, time commitments, rewards and election campaign techniques.
The session will include an opportunity for open discussion and questions. It is free of charge to attend and each registered participant will receive a comprehensive information kit.
If you wish to attend please advise Executive Assistant, Angela Stewart, by telephone on 5391 4444. For further information, please call Dean Miller, Chief Executive Officer, on 5391 4444.