Local Candidate Training Workshop
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM) (CDT)
This event is presented by the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Initiative, the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association, REALTORS® Association of Northwestern Wisconsin, and Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley.
If you've ever considered running for a local elected office, or just wondered what's involved, make plans now to attend this workshop. You'll learn which offices will be on the ballot in the Spring 2024 election and the basic details of filing and running for office. You'll also have a chance to hear what it's really like to run and to serve from a panel of current and former city council, school board, and county board members.
To be on the ballot for the April 2, 2024, election, candidates must circulate petitions this December, with a filing deadline in early January and a possible Primary Election on February 20. This workshop is a timely opportunity to consider what's involved in order to make an informed decision.
Key staff members from CVHBA, RANWW, and the Chamber will lead the program, which will also feature Melissa Kono, UW-Extension, co-author of “How to Run for Local elected Office in Wisconsin.” Our closing panel will include Emily Berge, Eau Claire City Council President; Brett Geboy, Eau Claire County Board; Courtney Kneifl, Fall Creek School Board; Phil Lyons, former Eau Claire School Board member; and Brendan Pratt, Altoona Mayor.
There is no charge to participate, but advance registration is required.