Snowy Monaro Regional Council has announced a series of information sessions across the region for any community members considering standing in the upcoming 2021 local government elections.
The sessions will be hosted by Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Bascomb, who has worked at the highest levels of local government in NSW for decades.
“As local government has never received the level of media or academic attention as state, federal and international politics, it’s important that people thinking about entering this arena are able to learn what to expect,” said Mayor Peter Beer, Snowy Monaro Regional Council.
“Mr. Bascomb represents a wealth of knowledge and experience that will prove invaluable to anyone wanting to learn more about local government and local elections.”
Bombala: Bombala Community Centre - 6pm to 8pm Wednesday 23 June 2021
Cooma: Werri-Nina Centre - 6pm to 8pm Thursday 24 June 2021
Jindabyne: Jindabyne Memorial Hall - 6pm to 8pm Tuesday 29 June 2021
Online: Zoom - 6pm to 8pm Wednesday 30 June 2021
For those interested, but unable to attend the physical events in Bombala, Cooma or Jindabyne; the online Zoom session will allow our region’s remote residents the opportunity to find out whether running for election is right for them.
To register please visit: https://qrco.de/smrc-events
The NSW Electoral Commission is also running online seminars for prospective candidates, which began in May and will continue until August. For more information please visit https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au