Town of Ladysmith providing direction to prospective council candidates

Workshop will be June 16 at Ladysmith city hall

Ladysmith city hall. (File photo)

Ladysmith city hall. (File photo)

The local government elections are just around the corner and the Town of Ladysmith is happy to point any prospective candidates in the right direction.

The town is hosting a workshop this month to provide people with information about what being a town councillor entails, including preparing for and attending meetings, responding to questions from the public, researching topics of public interest, and working co-operatively with intergovernmental partners.

The next local government election is Oct. 15, when residents will choose a mayor and six councillors to serve a four-year term. Residents in the area will also be electing electoral area directors to join the Cowichan Valley Regional District board, and will also vote for trustees on the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools board.

“The local election workshop will cover topics ranging from the current council’s priorities, the role and responsibilities of local government, and what it’s like to serve on council,” noted a press release from the municipality. “Whether you’re interested in learning more about the town’s operations or considering running for council, everyone is welcome to attend.”

The workshop will be June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Ladysmith city hall. To register, e-mail or call 250-245-6400.

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