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Want to run for Council? Learn more at workshop on March 28

March 7, 2022

Are you thinking about running for Council in the upcoming 2022 municipal election? Do you want to know what it takes?

You can learn more at a workshop on Monday, March 28. The workshop, which is free and open to everyone, will cover all aspects of running for municipal council as well as what to expect if you are elected.

Fred Dean, an expert in municipal government, will lead the workshop. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Key election dates and terminology
  • Responsibilities of the mayor, council members, and staff
  • Municipal powers and how they are exercised
  • Code of Conduct and the role of Council’s integrity commissioner
  • Legislation related to municipalities and elections
  • Conflict of interest rules

The workshop will be held in-person on March 28, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., at the Highline Hall inside the Wellington and District Community Centre (111 Belleville Street). Attendees must follow the COVID-19 public health measures in place at the time of the meeting.

Advance registration is required as space is limited. Contact by noon on Monday March 28 to register. If you have questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office by email or call 613.476.2148, extension 1020.

The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24. Visit the County website to learn more.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has launched “We All Win,” a campaign to encourage more diversity in the upcoming 2022 municipal elections. Visit the AMO website for resources and more information.

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