Information Briefing Sessions for Council Candidates

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LOCAL Government NSW will be providing briefing sessions for intending candidates at the Local Government Election to be held in September 2016.

Byron Shire Council will be hosting two three-hour sessions:

Thursday 21 July
Council Chambers, Station Street, Mullumbimby
10.00am to 1.00pm and 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Enquiries:  Lisa Brennan 02 6626 7122

The sessions will enable those interested in becoming a councillor to gain a better understanding of the role and responsibilities as an elected member of Council.  At the end of the briefing participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the key requirements of becoming a councillor
  • Recognise how the councillor role fits in with other roles and various levels of government
  • Address key expectations and potential challenges in becoming a councillor
  • Know how the councillor role fits in with the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework
  • Understand key elements of council meetings, including code of conduct and conflict of interest.
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