Considering running for Council?

Published on 21 May 2021

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Local residents interested in becoming a Cessnock City Councillor are invited to attend an information night next month. 

The two hour LGNSW Candidate Briefings will be held at 2pm and 6pm on Thursday 24 June 2021 in the Council Chambers ahead of the local government election later in the year. 

Cessnock City Council’s General Manager, Lotta Jackson is encouraging anyone who is interested in standing for Council to come along.

“The briefing will cover useful information about what is involved in being a local Councillor, what is expected during a term on Council and the election. Those who are new to local government will benefit from attending and be better informed about their decision to stand.”

"For example, Council currently holds its Ordinary Council meetings on the third Wednesday evening of the month, except in January. Councillors also attend briefings prior to the Council meeting to discuss agenda items. Workshops related to matters before Council or as a result of a Council resolution are usually held on Wednesdays and committee meetings are held on various days. Councillor training and professional development opportunities are available to assist Councillors in their role.”

“We’re looking forward to meeting the candidates and hope to see a diverse range of people interested in representing their community. Local Councillors often find it an extremely rewarding experience as you have the opportunity to play a role in the future of your local community."

For more information or to RSVP contact Council's Governance Team on 4993 4100 or email governance@cessnock.nsw.gov.au. You can also read our FAQ page here.