Residents who live in the City of Duncan and are thinking about running for council in October will have an opportunity to learn more about municipal government and politics next month.
The City of Duncan will be hosting a candidate information session on Aug. 10 at city hall, located on 200 Craig Street, at 4:00 p.m. The information session will provide potential candidates information about how to become a candidate, how the city works as well as a general overview of the upcoming municipal election.
“Serving your community can be a rewarding experience. This important civic duty requires several hours a week preparing for meetings, responding to calls and emails, and conducting independent research on topics of public interest,” the City of Duncan said in a post on its website.
Topics will range from the current council’s priorities to the role and responsibilities of local government and what it is like to serve on council.
“Whether you’re interested in learning more about the upcoming General Local Election, or wondering what it takes to be a candidate? This Session is for you,” the municipality said.
The municipal election will be held on Oct. 15. In the City of Duncan, voters will elect one mayor and six councillors to council for a four-year term.
With an area of just 2.07 square kilometres, the City of Duncan is the smallest municipality by area in British Columbia. As a result, residents interested in attending the session should ensure that they do, in fact, live within the City of Duncan’s municipal boundaries.
To reserve a spot for the information session, please email [email protected] or call city hall at 250-746-6126. Space is limited and registering early is recommended.
Those who are unable to make the session will be able to access the information on the City of Duncan’s website after Aug. 10.