Potential candidates invited to pre-election session in North Okanagan

Running for office?

Thinking about running for city council in the North Okanagan?

A pre-election workshop is taking place Wednesday at the Vernon Recreation Centre Dogwood Gymnasium from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Interested candidates for council in Vernon Coldstream, Enderby, Lumby and Spallumcheen are invited to the free event.

“Local government is the most exciting level of government as it is the closest level to the people. It is designed to be a representative of your greater community where you get to be involved in making decisions that respond to local needs,” said a news release from the City of Vernon.

Mayors and councillors are not professional politicians, they are people who work in the community and want to make a difference.

But just caring about your community is not enough.

“Knowing how to govern is slightly more complicated than just having an opinion. Policy governance takes both understanding and practiced skills,” said the city news release.

If you are thinking of running for office in Vernon, Coldstream, Enderby, Lumby or Spallumcheen, come join two seasoned politicians with 20 plus years of experience for a workshop regarding community engagement and candidate readiness.

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