Hope to stand for Forbes Shire Council? Briefing session Monday

Hope to stand for Forbes Shire Council? Briefing session Monday

Forbes Shire Council is hosting an information session for those interested in standing for local government at the December elections.

Mayor Phyllis Miller extended the invitation to locals looking to stand for Forbes Shire Council on December 4 to join the council at the chambers from 6pm on Monday evening.

There will be a briefing session from a former councillor to take candidates through the processes involved in standing for council and what a councillor's role is.

"It will be a fun night," Mayor Miller said.

"I think you will really enjoy it. This does not mean you have got to stand, but if you've got any inkling whatsoever to stand please come along, we want to see you.

"We would be delighted to see you.

"I believe this town is worthy of having good people come forward - we're doing a great job here now and we can continue to do that with a progressive and team-focussed new council."

If you would like to attend please RSVP on 6850 2300 by Monday 3pm.

The Advocate understands that seven of our current councillors intend to stand for another term at the next election, which has twice been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Advocate is featuring candidates for the upcoming election, with profiles on councillors rolling out this week.

So far, we can share some of the highlights and priorities for:

Councillors Jeff Nicholson, Chris Roylance and Jenny Webb will also put their hands up to serve the community again. Their stories are on the way, we're publishing in alphabetical order.

We can also introduce a new candidate, Aidan Clarke, and have more new candidates to come.

The Advocate invites any other intending candidates to contact us by emailing renee.powell@forbesadvocate.com.au or phoning renee.powell@forbesadvocate.com.au to share your story.

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