People interested in representing the Bega Valley Shire community as a councillor are invited to attend an information session at the Bega Valley Civic Centre on July 3.
The session, running from 1-5pm, will include presentations on the role and responsibilities of a local government councillor, as well as how to access the NSW Electoral Commission requirements for nominating.
It will also feature a range of guest speakers and a Q&A session, followed by breakout time during which potential candidates will be able to speak to presenters directly.
BVSC general manager Leanne Barnes said this was great opportunity to find out what it means to be a councillor.
"If you are committed to serving our community and have considered nominating as a candidate for the 2021 local government elections, this session is for you.
"Our speakers have a wealth of knowledge and experience about being a councillor and can answer any questions you have about work-life balance, juggling family and personal commitments, and the impact you can have as a councillor."
Guest speakers for the session are:
Iliada Bolton, BVSC director of business and governance - Overview of the role of a councillor
Cr Rowena Abbey from Yass Valley - Women in local government
Sharon Tapscott, former Bega Valley Shire councillor and mayor - Experience of being a councillor and mayor
Stan Kondilios, partner at Hall & Wilcox lawyers - Code of conduct for councillors.
Potential candidates wishing to attend the information session are asked to register using this booking link
For more information about this year's local government elections visit council's website