Moorabool CouncilMoorabool Shire Council will host a public information session for residents considering standing for council in the upcoming elections.

Moorabool Shire Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rob Croxford said that standing for Council is a relatively simple process, but can be daunting if you’re not certain what is required or how to nominate and campaign.

“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. Croxford.

The information session for prospective candidates in the general elections for Moorabool Shire Council will be held on Tuesday 12 July 2016 from 7.00pm in the Council Chamber at 15 Stead Street, Ballan.

Presentations from the Municipal Association of Victoria will provide information about the council area, and advice on who can nominate, how to nominate, and what is required of a councillor. A visiting CEO will also make a presentation.

A video presentation Q&A with councillors from other municipalities will assist prospective candidates to gain an understanding of what the public will expect of you as a councillor, time commitments, challenges and rewards.

The free session will include an opportunity for open discussion and questions.

For further information, please call Mr. John Whitfield, Governance Coordinator on 5366 7100.

In keeping with Council’s Privacy Policy, all registrations and enquires will be treated in the strictest confidence.