Seven councillor vacancies in Armadale

Seven councillor vacancies in Armadale

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The City of Armadale is seeking vocal locals.

Residents who have considered standing as a candidate for local government are encouraged to put their best foot forward and nominate to become a councillor or mayor in the upcoming Local Government Elections on October 21.

This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to participate in the City of Armadale’s council decision making process, and who has an interest in people, and a willingness to invest time and energy to serve the needs and interests of the local community.

There are seven councillor vacancies in the City of Armadale this year in the Heron, Hills, Lake, Minnawarra, Ranford, Palomino and River wards. Councillors are elected by the constituents in the ward for which they nominate, but they may live in another ward.

Councillors are elected for a four-year term and, once elected, are bound to make decisions on behalf of all electors across the City of Armadale.

For the first time voters will also be electing the mayor.

The mayor is a member of council and has an important role as spokesperson for the City of Armadale as well as carrying out civic and ceremonial duties.

If you are interested in becoming mayor or a councillor there are a number of criteria to meet.

The city will be holding an information session about the electoral process, the roles of the mayor and councillors and responsibilities and provide an opportunity for questions during a presentation for potential candidates.

The information session will be held on Wednesday, August 30, in the City of Armadale Function Room at 6pm, prior to nominations opening on August 31.

All interested parties are welcome.

To register your interest, or ask questions about this session please call
9394 5000 or email governance@armadale.wa.gov.au