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Loddon Campaspe residents to benefit from workshops ahead of October 2020 elections

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Wednesday 21 August 2019

What do councils do? What is the role of a councillor? How do I become a candidate and how do I get elected?

In September, the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) will be running a free workshop for residents of the Loddon Campaspe region who are considering running for local government in 2020, answering all these questions and more.

People across the state have a significant contribution to make to public life. Their connections to their community, their skills and their unique perspectives mean they are rich with potential to be great local councillors.

Local government delivers essential services to the community on a daily basis, often on behalf of the other two tiers of government.

As the level of government that is closest to the people, councils need to reflect community values and aspirations. It is critical that we encourage people from a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and abilities to run for local government.

This workshop forms part of the VLGA project, Local Women Leading Change, which recognises the important roles that women play in their communities, working with others to achieve positive change.

The VLGA is here to connect the community with the knowledge, skills and contacts to do that on a larger scale – as local government councillors.

Thanks to the support of the Mount Alexander Shire Council, we invite residents from across the region to participate in this free and informative workshop.

5:30pm – 7:30pm, 25 September 2019
Civic Centre, 27 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Register online by 18 September 2019 - http://bit.ly/loddon-campaspe-LG101

The Loddon Campaspe region includes: Mount Alexander Shire Council, Campaspe Shire Council, Greater Bendigo City Council, Loddon Shire Council, Central Goldfields Shire Council and Macedon Ranges Shire Council.

Media release distributed by Council on behalf of Victorian Local Governance Association.

Key documents
Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter - Charter Champions Afternoon Tea – 25 September 2019
Victorian Local Governance Association – Local Government 101 – 25 September 2019

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