Have you ever considered putting up your hand and standing as a candidate for local government?
City of Armadale Chief Executive Officer Ray Tame said the role of a 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.
“Once elected, councillors have the opportunity of leading their community and making a difference for future generations.
“If you want to participate in the 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 this could be ideal for you.
There are a number of criteria to meet, which are detailed on the Nomination for Election by Candidate form.
“Councillors are elected for a four year term and once elected are bound to make decisions on behalf of all electors across the City. I hope the public will come out on 21 October and make their vote count,” said Mr Tame.
This year there are seven councillor vacancies in the City, one in each of the wards. The wards are: Heron, Hills (Previously Jarrah), Lake, Minnawarra, Ranford (Previously Neerigen), Palomino and River. Councillors are elected by the constituents in the ward for which they nominate, but may live in another ward.”
Nominations to become a candidate in the 2017 City of Armadale Local Government Election open on Thursday 7 September and close a week later on Thursday 14 September, 2017 at 4pm.
Prospective candidates must complete a nomination form and present it to the Returning Officer before nominations close on Thursday 14 September.
More details are available on the City’s website, visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au/council-elections or call 9394 5000.