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Election information session for young people
Greater Shepparton City Council is holding an election information session for young people who are interested in standing for council.
Greater Shepparton City Council CEO Gavin Cator said Council supports greater numbers of young people standing for local Council.
"The sessions will allow community members to get a better understanding of what it means to be a councillor, the workloads involved in being a councillor, as well as how to prepare an election campaign," Mr Cator said.
"Attendees will hear from current young Councillors talking about their experiences, both in deciding to run for council and once they have been elected to council."
City of Greater Bendigo Councillor James Reade, 22, was first elected to council when he was 19 and is speaking at the session, said it was important young people were represented on Council.
"Young people can bring a different perspective to issues in the community," Cr Reade said.
"Increasing the diversity of Councillors, by age, cultural background or gender can ensure better representation and achieve better outcomes for local communities.
"Local government is the closest level of government to the community. Councillors have the opportunity to be involved with the community on a regular basis and help community members achieve the best outcomes."
Young People election information session
Monday 2 July 2012
Greater Shepparton City Council Boardroom
- Cr James Reade, City of Greater Bendigo
- Cr Tim Smith, Stonnington Council
RSVP by 5pm, Friday 29 June to Amy Jones 5832 9467 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Released 26 June 2012