ELECTED OFFICE INFORMATION

If you love your community, run for elected office

to make it stronger and forge its future! 

                                                        

There are several types of elected office and each county and city has it own governmental bodies overseeing different activities with different application processes.​

 

If you are considering running for elected office (and you should!), please review the information below.*

 
 
SERVE ON YOUR CITY COUNCIL
(or as County Supervisor)

What does she do?

  •  Establishes goals and priorities for city government

  •  Passes municipal ordinances

  •  Creates an annual budget

  •  Oversees city commissions and employees

  •  Responds to constituent needs

  •  Represents the community

The City Council is an elected legislative body. The job description for a city councilwoman can vary from city to city.

 
SERVE ON YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD

What does she do?

  • Sets vision and goals for the School District

  • Provides an accountability system for student achievement

  • Hires and evaluates the Superintendent

  • Adopts and oversees the annual budget

  • Manages the collective bargaining process for employees.

School Board members are elected and must focus on what is best for all students. A Board member must have a clear vision for the district and work as part of a team. School boards adopt the annual budget based upon the short and long term goals and then communicate this plan to the parents, the teachers and the community at large.

Recommended resource/training:

 
 
 
SERVE ON A SPECIAL DISTRICT

What does she do?

  • Manages the specific subject matter for which the board is responsible.

Special Districts are a type of local elected government that delivers specific public services within defined boundaries. These diverse services include water, electricity, mosquito abatement, health and safety, recreation, and fire and police protection. Most Special Districts serve just a single purpose, such as sewage treatment.

* If information or a geography is missing or incorrect, please contact info@wireforwomen.com to let us know.

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