News in Brief - Hurray! Last chance to nominate to become a Councillor
Residents who have considered standing as a candidate for local government are encouraged to put their best foot forward and nominate to become a councillor in the upcoming local government election before nominations close at 4pm on Thursday 12 September.
If you want to participate in the City of Armadale’s Council decision making process, have an interest in people and a willingness to invest your time and energy serving the needs and interests of your local community, then we have an opportunity for you!
There are seven councillor vacancies in the City this year in the Heron, Hills, Lake, Minnawarra, Ranford, Palomino and River Wards. Councillors are elected by the constituents in the ward for which they nominate, but they may live in another ward.
The role of councillor is a rewarding one, but candidates need to be aware of the responsibility and time commitment required in taking on the role of City Councillor.
Councillors are elected for a four year term and once elected are bound to make decisions on behalf of all electors across the City.
There are a number of criteria to meet, which are detailed on the Nomination for Election by Candidate form.
Prospective candidates must undertake mandatory online candidate training and then complete a nomination form and present it to the Returning Officer before nominations close at 4pm on Thursday 12 September.
More details are available on the City’s website, visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au/council-elections or call 9394 5000.