Sem­i­nar in Moss­man sched­uled for would-be coun­cil­lors

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

A FREE sem­i­nar is be­ing held for those who as­pire to be­come a coun­cil­lor or mayor in the new Dou­glas Shire.

The Queens­land Gov­ern­ment en­cour­ages any­one who wants to par­tic­i­pate in mak­ing de­ci­sions and de­liv­er­ing ser- vices for the ben­e­fit of their com­mu­nity to stand for lo­cal gov­ern­ment. Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter David Crisa­fulli said the sem­i­nar is a great way for peo­ple to bet­ter un­der­stand the roles. ‘‘We want to give peo­ple con­sid­er­ing stand- ing for coun­cil a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the chal­lenges, tasks and ex­pec­ta­tions coun­cil­lors are faced with,’’ Mr Crisa­fulli said. ‘‘While the best coun­cil can­di­dates are al­ways those that want to make a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to their com­mu­nity, it’s im­por­tant they have the best pos­si­ble insight into what it’s like to be a coun­cil­lor.’’ The sem­i­nar will be held on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 6 pm to 9 pm at the Coun­cil Ad­min­is­tra­tion Of­fice, 64-66 Front Street, Moss­man.

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