Webinar with Information for Local Government Election Candidates

Published on Monday, 7 August 2023 at 10:00:00 AM

Have you considered  nominating for the October 2023 Local Government Election and have some questions?

WALGA, together with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) and the WA Electoral Commission, will be hosting an Election Candidate Information Briefing webinar,on Monday 14 August 2023 commencing at 6.00pm.

The following presenters will cover a range of topics, with the aim of preparing successful election candidates for life as an Elected Member:

Presenters and topics:

  • Minister for Local Government, the Hon. David Michael – the Importance of Local Government in Western Australia.
  • WA Local Government Association President Karen Chappel – why being a Councillor is important in our communities.
  • Robert Kennedy, WA Electoral Commissioner, together with Phil Richards, Manager Election Events - on the process and key dates on running to become a Local Government Councillor in 2023.
  • WALGA Representatives, the purpose of Local Government, the role of an Elected Member, Conflicts of Interest.
  • Department of Local Government Sport & Cultural Industries – The role of DLGSC as the regulator of the Local Government Act and Regulations and key compliance provisions for Elected Members and candidates, including code of conduct requirements.

There will be opportunity for participants to engage by asking questions during the session or via email after the session. Please find the registration link for the Candidate Information webinar here.

Once registered, you will receive instructions on joining the webinar.

Local Governments are encouraged to promote the opportunity for community members to tune in to the webinar and also consider inviting interested community members to a viewing of the webinar at their premises. 

Please direct any enquiries in the meantime to James McGovern, Manager Governance and Procurement at jmcgovern@walga.asn.au or call 9213 2093

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