So, you want to be a candidate?

There’s no such thing as private in public life. That’s the message to take home for any prospective candidate who is thinking about nominating for this year’s Council election to be held on Saturday, 10 September 2016.

There’s no such thing as private in public life. That’s the message to take home for any prospective candidate who is thinking about nominating for this year’s Council election to be held on Saturday, 10 September 2016.

To ensure that all candidates are aware of the requirements and challenges of civic life, Council will be hosting candidate briefings over the coming week, in partnership with Local Government NSW.

Learning outcomes of the workshops include:

  • Identify the key requirements for becoming a Councillor.
  • Recognise how the Councillor role fits in with other roles and various levels of government.
  • Address their key expectations and potential challenges in becoming a Councillor.
  • Know how the Councillor role fits in with the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework.
  • Identify key elements of Council meetings, including code of conduct and conflicts of interest.

Sessions have been scheduled for Wednesday, 3 August 2016 from 10am – 1pm and Thursday, 4 August 2016 from 6pm-9pm in the Cessnock City Council Chambers (rear entry via Cumberland Street).

Registrations to attend the briefings are compulsory and should be submitted to Kim Appleby, Council’s Manager Governance and Business Services on 4993 4184 or kim.appleby@cessnock.nsw.gov.au no later than Friday, 29 July 2016.