The Chamber has announced its inaugural Candidate Academy, beginning in February, 2013.
The program, for local leaders interested in
running for office, will help participants understand the steps of campaigning
and inform them of other aspects of public office that will help them determine
whether they are ready to seek office.
four weekly sessions in February, participants will have the opportunity to
learn from local elected officials, business leaders and community advocates
who will advise them on how to decide whether to run for office. Encompassing a
wide variety of subjects focused on four main themes, “Why Run,” “Context,”
“Roles” and “Running for Office,” the comprehensive program provides a unique
opportunity for participants to learn about the election process.
advisement from local elected officials Brian Sonntag (retiring State
Auditor) and Julie Anderson (Pierce County Auditor), as well as community
leaders Amy Pivetta-Hoffman, Mike Crowley, Catherine Rudolph and Faith Homan,
the program offers a non-partisan perspective to elected office. The advisory
committee agrees this program will encourage individuals from all backgrounds
to reflect upon the decision to run for office.
provides a balanced, nonpartisan approach to taking the first step of running
for office,” said Chamber President & CEO Tom Pierson.
are currently being accepted and are available at the Chamber’s website. For
more information, contact Mike Weinman.