2009-01-22 / Entertainment

Workshop On Running For Local Office In Fulton County

For all those people who have ever thought about serving on their school board, borough council or township board - here's your chance to learn how to do it. Penn State Extension is offering a free workshop 'How to Run for Local Office' at the Fulton Theatre in McConnellsburg on Monday February 2 from 7-9 p.m. The workshop includes an overview of Pennsylvania local government and the responsibilities of a township supervisor, a borough council member, or a school board director - presented by Penn State Extension instructions on how to run: filing petitions, reporting campaign expenses and other important information - presented by Fulton County Chief Clerk Richard Wible a panel of local officials from Fulton County who will talk about why they decided to run for office and some of their experiences since they were elected.

"The people who run our local governments are our friends and neighbors - people just like us," explained Penn State Extension educator Judy Chambers. "You don't need special training or experience to serve your township, borough or school district. If you're interested in serving, care about your community and are willing to learn on the job, we'd like to encourage you to throw your hat in the ring."

While there is no charge to attend the workshop, preregistration is encouraged. To register, or to receive additional information, contact the Fulton County Extension Office at 485-4111 or contact Chambers at the Adams County Extension Office at 717- 334-6271 x.313 or e-mail her at chambers@psu.edu.

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