Election candidates encouraged to find out more about councillor role

ANYONE considering nominating for the 2024 Local Government election in Port Stephens is encouraged to learn more about the responsibilities of representing the community at an upcoming information session.

Port Stephens Council is hosting a Candidate Information Session from 5:30pm on Wednesday 17 July at the Council Administration Building in Raymond Terrace to help prospective candidates find out what it’s like to serve on Council.

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Port Stephens Council’s General Manager and host for the evening, Tim Crosdale, says it’s a great opportunity for prospective candidates to ask questions.

“This session is all about helping potential nominees understand more about who we are and what we do,” Mr Crosdale said.

“Our Mayor and Councillors play an important role in representing the interests of the local community and making well-informed decisions.

“Local Government can be complicated at times, so this session is designed to give anyone thinking of running an opportunity to ask questions and find out what’s really involved being an elected representative.

“We’ll cover the key functions of Council, how the organisation works, the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor and Councillors, as well as the rules and processes of the election itself.

“I’d encourage anyone interested in nominating as a candidate to come along and find out more,” Mr Crosdale added.

Candidate Information Session
● Date: Wednesday 17 July 2024
● Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm
● Location: Council’s Administration Building, 116 Adelaide Street, Raymond Terrace.
● Register to attend in person or watch online at pscouncil.info/candidate-info-session
● The session will recorded and made available on Council’s website

For more information, contact Council’s Governance Section Manager on 4988 0255.

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