Have you ever thought of running for local elected office? The PennState Extension and the League of Women Voters of Pike County are once again teaming up to offer the “Toss your Hat in the Ring” as an online webinar. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania’s system of local government puts many decisions about land use, economic development, local roads and children’s education in the hands of township supervisors, borough and city council members, and school district directors. The webinar will include:
● An overview of Pennsylvania local government and the responsibilities of a township supervisor, a borough council member, or a school board director – presented by a Penn State Extension Educator.
● Instructions on how to run: filing a petition, reporting campaign expenses and other important information presented by Nadeen Manzoni, Director, Pike County Elections office.
● A panel of local officials who will talk about why they decided to run for office and some of their experiences since they were elected
“The workshop won’t offer campaign tips or strategies, but rather the focus is on understanding the roles, responsibilities and personal rewards that come with public service. The people who run our local governments are our friends and neighbors – people just like us,” explained Penn State Extension Educator Peter Wulfhorst. “While having experience in community leadership helps, you don’t need special training or specific experience to serve your township, borough or school district. If you’re interested in serving, care about your community, and are willing to learn on the job, we offer you this opportunity to learn more before you to toss your hat in the ring.”
To register for the webinar, visit lwvpike.org/event-registration.html. The registration deadline is February 8.
For more information, call Peter Wulfhorst, Penn State Extension at 570-296-3400.
“The workshop won’t offer campaign tips or strategies, but rather the focus is on understanding the roles, responsibilities and personal rewards that come with public service. The people who run our local governments are our friends and neighbors – people just like us.” Peter Wulfhorst