Do you love where you live? Would you like to make it even better? Then why not consider becoming a Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor.
With local government elections in October, the Shire has put out a call for people just like you to stand for the council and help set its strategic direction, priorities and policies; engage with ratepayers on their values and needs; and debate community issues and monitor performance to make sure the important issues are tackled.
Nominations open on September 17 and the election will be held on October 24. If you feel you’re up to the task and would like to stand as a candidate for one of the 11 councillor positions, you’ll need to be an Australian citizen who’s enrolled to vote in the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council municipal area. You’ll also be required to complete some training.
To help you find out more, the council is hosting two interactive candidate information workshops via Zoom in collaboration with the Victorian Local Governance Association. These free workshops will cover your roles and responsibilities as a councillor, candidate information for the 2020 elections, and campaign tips and tools. They’ll be held on Saturday, August 8, from 1-2.30pm (register here) and Monday, August 10, from 6-7.30pm (register here).
For more information, contact Christine Aslanidis on 5950 1137 – and stand up for your community.