Time to Stand for Northern Grampians Shire Council

Published on 13 May 2024

Do you want to have a role in shaping the future of Northern Grampians Shire Council? Are you passionate about making a positive contribution to your community? Then now is the time to put your hand up to take on one of the most important leadership opportunities in Australia that enables you to make a difference.  

Councils are the closest level of government to community. To represent their communities successfully, they need great quality candidates to put their hand up for election.  

If you have a passion for your local area, Northern Grampians Shire Council is calling all community leaders and potential candidates to get inspired through the Municipal Association of Victoria’s (MAV) Stand for Council campaign.  

To support potential candidates, Northern Grampians Shire Council in partnership with the MAV, is hosting regional-based information sessions to provide information and inspiration.  

The Wimmera Southern Mallee Central Highland session will be hosted by Hindmarsh Shire Council on Wednesday 14 August 2024. 

The MAV will also be providing a Citizen to Councillor Guide 2024 – a guide for prospective candidates to further understand the roles and responsibilities of a councillor and the importance of this elected position.  

Northern Grampians Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Mr Brent McAlister said the importance of strong local leadership could not be understated.  

“Northern Grampians Shire Council has a proud history of community representation. This representation relies on community leaders to put their hand up and become a candidate.” 

“I encourage anyone thinking about standing to come along or log in to the session and utilize the resources of the MAV Stand for Council campaign.” 

MAV CEO Kelly Grisby said the MAV Stand for Council campaign is designed to encourage and support a diverse range of candidates from across the Victorian community including first nations, and new and emerging communities.  

“If you are thinking of nominating for council as a candidate, these sessions and resources will help you to further consider the broad responsibilities of a councillor, the wide range of issues you will be required to make decisions about and the time commitment,” Ms Grigsby explained.  

For more information on the MAV Stand for Council campaign please visit the MAV website.

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