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Posted on: 3 July, 2017

Can you lead the way for the Snowy Monaro region?


Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on locals with a ‘can do’ attitude and a passion for the region to consider running as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections.

Capable people who are committed to seeing the Snowy Monaro region prosper are being encouraged to nominate as a candidate for the September 9 council elections and help continue the work already started by Council.

“At Snowy Monaro Regional Council we’ve already accomplished a lot. This includes rate harmonisation across the three former shires, partnering with community organisations to turn important initiatives into a reality, and we’re also set to deliver 100 vital community projects,” Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator, Dean Lynch, said.

“We’re proud of what Council has achieved so far, but there’s still a way to go to meet the challenges of our new community and steer it in the direction our residents want to go.”

Holding elections is the next major milestone for Snowy Monaro Regional Council. To help locals better understand the process of nominating as a candidate and the expectations of potential councillors, Council has been conducting a series of candidate information sessions.

Council has already held sessions in Jindabyne and Berridale, while Cooma and Bombala will host information nights in the next week. Cooma will host a session on Tuesday, July 4 in the Cooma council chambers and Bombala’s session is on Monday, July 10 in the Bombala council chambers. The information sessions run from 6pm8pm.

“The sessions are informative and engaging. If you’re considering running as a candidate or simply after more information about the elections, please head along,” Administrator Lynch said.

“To be a successful councillor you’ll need to be inclusive, approachable and willing to work across communities to create a prosperous future for the whole Snowy Monaro area.”

Nominations for candidates open on Monday, July 31 and close at 12pm on Wednesday, August 9.

Before deciding whether to nominate, make sure you are on the electoral roll for the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area and are eligible to stand for office. For more information about local council election nomination and registration details, voting and key dates, visit our website at

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