National statistics and local workplace conversations alike are all telling us the same thing – people are disillusioned with government, and disappointed with decisions being made on their behalf. Many people do not know where to turn, what to do, or who to believe in. The McLean County Chamber of Commerce has an answer – GET INVOLVED!
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce is proud to again announce a unique program offering citizens the tools needed to become part of public service to run for political office.
The Candidate Training Institute (CTI) is focused on the nuts and bolts of running for local political office including everything from filing petitions to in depth campaign organization and strategy. Drawing on the expertise of area elected officials, community leaders and fellow citizens CTI helps prospective candidates navigate the challenging road to public service. The program is open to everyone, but limited to 20 participants.
If you are considering running for elected office at the local level, the McLean County Chamber of Commerce with support from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee and the League of Women Voters of McLean County hopes you will take advantage of this exciting and informative program.
2017 Class Dates:
Wednesday, September 27
Wednesday, October 4
Wednesday, October 11
Wednesday, October 18
To Apply, Contact John at the Chamber at 309/829-6344
Why run for office?
Emotional and social capital featuring nonpartisan panel
Make the Decision
Getting on the Ballot
Understanding Party Affiliation/Independent
Preparation and Discovery
Understanding Relevant Issues
Team Development and Volunteers
Develop Financing Plan
Interview and Debate Skills
Win or Defeat