If you are curious about what it takes to run for city council go here. The city clerks department has released all the official forms and information you will need if you are interested in running for elected office in the October 2007 election.
There are great packages that have everything you need to run for:
Public School Board Trustee
Separate School Board Trustee
For be eligible to run you have to be 18 years of age, a Canadian Citizen and a resident of GP since March 17 2007. After that all it takes to get in the race is the signature of five electors (city residents of voting age) on the nomination form and your $100 deposit. Turn that in on September 17th between 10am and noon and you are a candidate! (* Read the packages for all the exact details.)
If you are interested in running but would like to know about the job contact me. I'd be happy to get together with you for coffee and give you the inside scoop on what being on council is like and what you can expect during and after the election.
Think about it.... local government needs thoughtful, dedicated people willing to serve.