City of Fort St. John to host 2018 Municipal Election Candidate Workshop

Myron Mayne


Interested in running for Council in the City of Fort St. John? Well, nomination packages are available and the City is hosting a candidate workshop.

On August 29th, the Candidate Workshop 101 will be held at Council Chambers for anyone interested in running in the 2018 municipal election.

City staff says the event is an interactive way for individuals to get a feel of what it will be like to hold a position on City Council.

“The purpose is to provide them a factual overview of the role and responsibilities of Council. Naturally some candidates over time, I mean, you’ve heard, you know, if there’s an uproar somewhere like ‘Oh we’re going to oust whoever,’ right? And this provides them with the opportunity to know that as Council what your role and function is, which is policy and guidance and collectively you’re making that decision,” said Janet Prestley, Chief Election Officer
Candidates have until September 14th to submit their completed nomination package.

City staff are reminding residents that it is important to make their voices heard once the polls open. 

“I think it’s really important that you vote. I mean, local government we impact your daily life, right from supplying water to disposing of sewer to garbage collection, recreation programs. So, I mean, elections are important because you’re voting for the people that are going to make decisions for you, on your behalf for the next four years, so it’s imperative you vote,” said Prestley.

The advanced poll will open up for residents on October 10th, while general voting starts at 8:00 a.m. on October 20th.

For more information, or to download the package, visit the City of Fort St. John’s website.

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