Orange City Council has announced the first in a series of prospective Councillor Workshops as the local government elections approach.
Local government elections are just over six months away with everyone enrolled to vote required to head to the polls on September 4 to elect 11 councillors and mayor.
This candidates’ workshop is being run by the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA), and is specifically targeted at women who may be interested in running for election on Orange City Council.
The session on March 13, from 10am to 3pm in the Orange City Council Chamber, will consist of a panel of female councillors from across NSW. The panel members include Orange City Councillor Joanne McRae, Lithgow City Councillor Cass Coleman, former Muswellbrook Councillor Jennifer Lecky and former Mosman mayor Denise Wilton.
The panel will discuss the practicalities around what it’s like to run for election and become elected, in a society where less than a third of local councillors and mayors are women.
ALGWA hosted a forum last year in the Orange Civic Theatre foyer, before the 2020 election was postponed, and it was attended by about 40 women.
Please RSVP for these sessions, spaces are limited because of COVID-19 restrictions, email [email protected] or call 6393 8000 for more information