Pre-election seminars for potential Local Government candidates

Published: 29 May 2018 3:33pm

Pre-election seminars for potential Local Government candidates - 23 June 2016

Potential Local Government election candidates will be able to pick the brain of former Deputy Mayor Kay Hull at upcoming workshops.

Local Government elections will be held in NSW on 10 September, with nine Councillor positions for the City of Wagga Wagga to be determined.

Local Government NSW will be facilitating two pre-election seminars next month for those interested in standing for elected office, with Mrs Hull on hand to answer any questions following the session.

“The pre-election seminar enables individuals to understand the role of an elected representative and to fully consider the personal impact and time commitment involved in being a Councillor,” Council’s Director Corporate Services Craig Richardson said.

“The seminars will include information about Local Government, the role, responsibilities and key relationships of Councillors and the support available to Councillors.

“Following the presentation from Local Government NSW, Kay Hull will conduct a question and answer session.”

Mrs Hull was first elected to Council in 1991 and served as Deputy Mayor from 1995-98. She then went on to the Federal Member for Riverina from 1998-2010.

The free workshops for anyone considering nominating for a position as Councillor will be held at the Council Meeting Room on Tuesday 5 July.

The sessions will cover topics such as understanding the role of Council and Councillors, the challenges of the role, meeting procedures and rules of debate, and an introduction to many of the terms used in Local Government.

The first three-hour seminar will start at 1.30pm with the second seminar taking place at 5.30pm. All prospective Councillors are strongly encouraged to attend.

To register for a seminar, contact Council’s Senior Governance Officer Neil McDermott on 1300 292 442 or via email to by 5pm Monday, 27 June as places are limited.