The Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW branch will host an information session in Gunnedah on 29 February, as part of its series of events to encourage women to contest upcoming local council elections, and to support female staff members into leadership roles.
“In September this year, all 128 local councils across New South Wales will hold elections,” ALGWA NSW Country Vice-President, Councillor Colleen Fuller, said.
“The ALGWA NSW Executive members, including President Cassandra Coleman, are coming along to share their knowledge and experience to support women interested in having a voice in local government.
“This is an absolutely invaluable opportunity to learn about what being a councillor involves, and how you might get there. 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 feedback from forums in the past has been that they really do help women to get elected.”
Men interested in local government are also welcome to attend the forum at the Smithhurst Theatre, Gunnedah from 9.30am-3pm, 29 February.