The College Station City Secretary’s Office is conducting a free seminar for prospective city council candidates from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at city hall.
Topics will include an overview of College Station’s form of government, the role of city staff, duties of council members, conflicts of interest, the Open Meetings Act and a summary of important issues facing the city. Candidate packets also will be available.
“The purpose of this class is to help anyone interested in running for office understand the requirements and limitations, not only of the duties of council members but also of open meetings laws and how conflict of interest can apply to different situations,” City Secretary Sherry Mashburn said.
The Place 4 and Place 6 seats on the College Station City Council will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. The filing period for the election is July 21-Aug. 20. Candidates for local office must be U.S. citizens and be qualified to vote in Texas. They must also have lived in College Station for at least one year.
For more information about the seminar, call 979-764-3541.