Call-out for women interested in council

(Front) ALGWA executive Allyson Bradford, Cr Cassanda Coleman, Cr Colleen Fuller and Cr Jennifer Lecky with members of Australian Women in Local Government in Forbes on a visit in 2019.
(Front) ALGWA executive Allyson Bradford, Cr Cassanda Coleman, Cr Colleen Fuller and Cr Jennifer Lecky with members of Australian Women in Local Government in Forbes on a visit in 2019.

The first of a series of prospective Councillor Information sessions will be taking place this Saturday at the Forbes Golf Club by the Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA).

This forum is targeted to women wanting to find out more on the Council structure and how Councillors fit into the overall structure.

"This ALGWA forum is a great opportunity for women to get an insight into life as a Councillor and find out how great an experience it can be," says Forbes Shire Mayor, Phyllis Miller OAM.

"The election is just over six months away, so now is the time to find out if local government is for you."

The ALGWA NSW Women's Forums are about encouraging women to stand for local government elections, and to support female staff members into leadership roles.

The forums are open to women across the Local Government Area who are considering putting their hand up for their local government election.

ALGWA NSW Executive members, including President Cassandra Coleman, will share their knowledge and experience.

"This is an absolutely invaluable opportunity to learn about what being a councillor involves, and how you might get there," Ms Coleman said.

"Having strong women in local government is part of what helps make New South Wales a great state.

"I encourage women throughout the area to attend this free forum if they have any interest at all in local government."

The Forum will be held at the Forbes Golf Club on Saturday 20 February 2021 from 9am - 12pm with morning tea and lunch provided.

Please RSVP to Jolene Jones, email Jolene.Jones@forbes.nsw.gov.au or phone 0418 901 523.