Stand for what you believe in, be a councillor – Coventry City Council
A Coventry councillor is to speak at a webinar to encourage people to think about becoming local councillors.
The event has been organised by the Local Government Association and Cllr Becky Gittins will be one of four speakers.
It will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 7 June from 10am-11.30am and you can book your place on the LGA website.
The LGA said: “If you are passionate about your local community, we need you. Councillors make a huge difference to the quality of life of local people and how issues are dealt with in society.
“We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect the communities they serve to put themselves forward for election. Our ‘Be a Councillor’ campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding of the role of councillors and encourage new people to put themselves forward for election.
“Being a councillor is highly rewarding. The role gives you a chance to make a huge difference to the quality of life of people in your local area and to influence the way issues are dealt with locally.”
In the webinar, which is funded by Government, speakers will explain what councils and councillors do, what you will need to do to take your first steps and all about the role and support you can expect.
The speakers will share their journeys in local government and offer practical advice for those looking to represent their community.
The speakers are:
- Councillor Aga Dychton, (Liberal Democrat), Watford Council & Deputy Mayor of Watford
- Councillor Becky Gittins, (Labour), Coventry City Council
- Councillor Chidi Nweke, (Independent), Epping Forest Council
- Councillor Kyle Evans, (Conservative), Nuneaton & Bedworth Council