Standing for Council

Posted on: Thursday, 17 August 2017 at 4:32:52 PM

Why stand for council?

There are many reasons why people stand for council

  • Becoming a Councillor is a big decision and there are many rewards.
  • It is one of the best ways to influence change – whether this change is short term (one-off community event) or long term (community development potential).
  • Councillors play a key community leadership role and influence the decisions that councils make for the benefit of everyone in the local community.
  • Many Councillors also represent local government on boards and committees.
  • Being on a Council is a way you can make sure community perspectives are heard and considered.
  • Succeeding in this role is about balancing responsibilities, obligations and commitments.
  • You are encouraged to take up training opportunities that are offered by the local government.

Why be a Councillor 2017 (Publication)

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