public service challenge

Are you or someone you know interested in running for local public office or participating in local campaigns? This one-day workshop provides practical training open to Evanston residents.

April 2017 is an important election day in Evanston. There will be races for both the District 65 and District 202 School Boards and the City Council, along with citywide offices of Mayor and City Clerk.

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The Public Service Challenge (PSC) is a workshop designed to train candidates and supporters to run effective campaigns. Campaign experts and leaders provide potential candidates and campaign workers with a strong basis of essential knowledge to be effective public servants and run successful campaigns. Real practical skills and knowledge about running effective local campaigns will include how to organize and manage a campaign, legal requirements for public office, fund-raising, and city and school district budgets.

PSC is organized by a coalition of civic minded organizations including the Evanston Community Foundation, League of Women Voters of Evanston, Evanston/North Shore Chapter of the NAACP, Evanston Chamber of Commerce, and Evanston/Skokie PTA Council.

register to attend workshop

The 2016 Public Service Challenge will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Board Room, JEH Administration Building, 1500 McDaniel. Register now — the fee is $30. Contact Jennifer Moran for scholarship information. PSC is open to any interested Evanston resident wishing to learn more about running an effective campaign either as a candidate or campaign worker.