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Source: State of Victoria Local Government 2

Thinking of running for Council?

People thinking about standing for Council in the October 2020 election will now need to attend a mandatory training session.

The training is a new requirement of the Local Government Act 2020 and will be offered free of charge in Strathbogie Shire and delivered in Nagambie and Euroa.

Existing and former Councillors planning to run for Council must also complete the training.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren encouraged anyone thinking of running to sign up.

She said even those who wanted to find out more about how Council works would find it beneficial.

“The face to face training is being conducted by our governance team with the support of Victoria Local Governance Association,” Cr McClaren said.

“The workshops are designed to increase understanding of the role of a Councillor, key governance requirements and key provisions of the new Act.

“Even if you are only considering running for Local Government elections, come along and gain the understanding of what is required of a Councillor and ask questions.”

Cr McClaren also took the opportunity to encourage locals to think about putting their hand up for election.

“Being a Councillor is a fantastic opportunity to create positive change for our communities,” she said.

With Election Day being Saturday, October 24 the mandatory candidate training will be held:

  • Nagambie: Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Nagambie Regatta Centre, 66 Loddings Lane, Nagambie.
  • Euroa: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 6pm to 9 pm at Strathbogie Council Conference Centre, Bury Street, Euroa.

To book, use the links above.

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