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So you want to be a councillor? Grafton sessions

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Clarence Valley Council

2 Prince Street

Grafton, NSW 2460

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So you want to be a councillor? These workshops are for those interested in the role and responsibilities of becoming an elected Councillor.

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So you want to be a councillor?

On Saturday 12 September 2020, 128 local councils in NSW will hold elections.

To assist candidates to prepare, Clarence Valley Council is hosting candidate briefings on roles and responsibilities of elected members. These sessions will be presented by Emma Broomfield.

The briefing aims to enable those interested in becoming a councillor to gain a better understanding of the role and responsibilities held as an elected member of council.

The content will include:

• role of council

• roles and responsibilities of councillors and staff under the Act

• legal and ethical responsibilities of the mayor and councillors

• skills and knowledge personal attributes required to successfully fulfil the roles of mayor and councillor

• time commitment required of a mayor and councillor

• support available to assist the mayor and councillors in their roles

Emma holds a Bachelor Commerce/LLB and is the Director – Legal, Governance and Mediation with Locale Consulting. A qualified lawyer and nationally accredited mediator with over 15 years’ experience in the local government sector, Emma’s valuable experience is gained within the sector in Sydney, the United Kingdom, and regional New South Wales.

Over Emma’s career she has specialised in providing legal, governance and conflict resolution services and has an established reputation for her professional approach and practical and quality advice.

Sessions:

23 July 2020 – 1pm – 4pm Council Chamber, Prince Street Grafton

23 July 2020 – 5pm – 8pm Council Chamber, Prince Street Grafton

30 July 2020 – 10am – 1pm Council Chamber, River Street Maclean

Relevant links for information are:

www.elections.nsw.gov.au/Elections

www.olg.nsw.gov.au

Note: We will email all registered attendees if we need to cancel this event due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Grafton, NSW 2460

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