Information session for election candidates

Francesca MannGeraldton Guardian
The City of Greater Geraldton council office.
Camera IconThe City of Greater Geraldton council office. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

Residents interested in running in the upcoming City of Greater Geraldton election will have the chance to learn about the role at an information session.

The candidate information session will be held on August 29 and will provide an overview of local government, and the roles and responsibilities of the council and councillors.

The session, held at the Civic Centre function room, will also look at behavioural expectations and the skills required.

Mayor Shane Van Styn said the session would be helpful to anyone thinking of running in the election on October 21.

“If you are considering becoming a councillor and have some questions, then I recommend attending this event,” he said.

“Being on the council is a way you can make sure your community’s perspectives are heard and considered.”

Community members are able to nominate individuals for the election on September 7, with nominations closing on September 14.

There are eight seats up for election, including two in the Wilcock Ward.

The information session will kick off at 5.30pm.

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