Upcoming information sessions for prospective Councillors

Orange Council

Are you interested in becoming a Councillor on Orange, Blayney or Cabonne councils?

Join in upcoming candidate information sessions to find out more about what is involved in joining your council, ahead of the local government elections in September.

An online session will be held from 5.30pm to 9pm on Monday, March 25, hosted by Local Government NSW.

Hear mayoral mentor, former Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell, talk about the roles of councillor and mayor, the challenges of being a councillor and the importance of diverse representation on council. Understand the role of Council, expectations and commitments, meeting procedures and support available for prospective candidates.

A face-to-face session for women interested in becoming a Councillor will be held at Orange Civic Centre from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 13 April, hosted by the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA).

Hear from women in local government including Forbes Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM, ALGWA NSW Secretary Cr Julie Griffith AM of Blacktown City Council, ALGWA NSW Treasurer and past president Cassandra Coleman of Lithgow Council, and ALGWA NSW Country Vice President Cr Leigh Bowden of Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council.

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