October 17th, 2017

Candidate 101 session to help city council hopefuls


By Martin, Tijana on August 29, 2017.

Tijana Martin

Lethbridge Herald

tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com

For those who may be interested in running for city council but are unsure if it’s worth the commitment, there’s a class for you – Candidate 101.

The Lethbridge Public Library has developed the session for today to ensure residents have a clear picture of what’s involved in holding office.

“One of Lethbridge Public Library’s strategic goals is that ‘Community Leadership is Cultivated and Modelled by the Library.’ It was with this goal in mind, that Candidate 101 evolved,” said branch services manager Bonnie Mikalson-Andron in a press release.

Former council members will be on hand to answer questions, allowing participants to leave with a better understanding of the campaign process and what it means to be involved with municipal politics.

In addition to hearing personal experiences, participants will hear from guest speakers Bonnie Farris and Harold Jansen.

Farris has a master’s in political science and has worked in municipal government and Jansen is a professor of political science and the department chair at the University of Lethbridge.

“Hopefully the program will help to encourage and develop new community leaders who will continue to help Lethbridge grow,” Mikalson-Andron added.

Candidate 101 runs at The Crossing Branch today beginning at 7 p.m.

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