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Learn about Local Elected Office Opportunities at Feb. 7 'Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders' Workshop

Dec. 18, 2023 –The Mandan Tomorrow: Leadership, Pride and Image Committee in partnership with NDSU Extension Morton County is conducting a workshop for individuals exploring the possibility of running for local, elected leadership positions. Intended to encourage candidacy, the Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders workshop will take place Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mandan City Hall, 205 2nd Ave NW.

“Our goal is to promote interest in leadership so the public has more candidates than the number of positions available to choose from each open position with the City and County Commissions as well as school and park boards.” says Committee Chair Laurie Leingang. “Contested elections encourages voting, stimulates debate and conversation, which helps bring new ideas and perspectives. The workshop will provide insights on the rewards and challenges in these positions. We hope the workshop results in candidates who have the abilities to meet expectations.”

Positions up for election in 2024 include two seats on the Mandan City Commission plus the Mayor and Municipal Court Judge; three on the Morton County Commission; two on the Mandan Park Board; and four on the Mandan Public School Board.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from current representatives about their experiences and position responsibilities to determine if public service is something they should pursue. Information packets provided at the session will outline requirements to file for candidacy.

The information session is free. Registration is requested by Feb. 4 at cityofmandan.com/register or by calling 701-667-3478.

2024 Candidate Campaign Training. The Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC, Bismarck Mandan Board of Realtors and North Dakota Association of Realtors are hosting a Candidate Training session on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center. This session is also for anyone considering running in an upcoming election. Learn more about the event or register at https://bit.ly/2024candidatetraining.

The Leadership, Pride and Image Committee is charged, among other things, with fostering citizen interest in serving in local government offices. The committee consists of local marketing professionals and citizen volunteers.