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 workshop ‘Toss Your Hat in the Ring’ at the Dauphin County Agricultural & Natural Resources Center Building, 1451 Peters Mountain Road in Dauphin on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, from 7:00 -9:00 p.m.
The workshop fee is $25.00 per person. Register on-line at http://extension.psu.edu/toss-your-hat or contact Penn State Extension Dauphin County at (717) 921-8803.
If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our office at (717) 921-8803 in advance of your participation or visit.
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 a petition, reporting campaign expenses, and other important information – presented by Jerry Feaser, Jr., Elections and Voter Registration Director.
*A panel of local officials from Dauphin County who will talk about why they decided to run for office and some of their experiences since they were elected.
The workshop won’t offer campaign tips or strategies; rather the focus is on understanding the roles, responsibilities, and personal rewards that come with public service. “The people who run our local governments are our friends and neighbors – people just like us,” explained Penn State Extension Educator, Neal Fogle.
“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 toss your hat in the ring.”