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practical workshop offered on seeking office and running campaigns

November 3, 2014 | ECF Press Release

The Evanston Community Foundation's (ECF) Leadership Evanston program presents the Public Service Challenge, a non-partisan one day workshop created to provide practical information on campaigning and holding office in Evanston.

The workshop takes place Saturday, Dec. 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, located at 1500 McDaniel Avenue. The workshop fee is $30 and includes lunch. Registration is now open. Some scholarships are available.

learn from the experts

The PSC brings together a variety of experts and leaders to share their knowledge on the local election process and topics such as nominating petitions, organizing campaign committees, legal requirements for public office, fund-raising, election laws, school district budgets, and the relationship between elected officials and administrative leadership.

Leadership Evanston Director Jennifer Moran says "The timing of this workshop is optimal for those considering running for school board elections in April of 201.5 Both potential candidates and those who wish to work on campaigns should find this workshop useful." She added, "Leadership Evanston's goal is to prepare and encourage as many residents as possible to be engaged as leaders, because that helps our whole community thrive."

sponsoring organizations

Other civic organizations partnering in the Public Service Challenge include ETHS Parents Engaged, Evanston/Skokie PTA Council, League of Women Voters Evanston, Latino Resources, and the Evanston Chamber of Commerce.

about the foundation

The EVANSTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, founded in 1986 with current assets of more than $19 million, helps Evanston thrive now and forever as a vibrant, inclusive, and just community. It builds, connects, and distributes resources and knowledge through local organizations for the common good. The Foundation builds endowments for current and future opportunities, fosters private philanthropy, focuses the impact of collective giving, finds solutions to community challenges, allocates grants, and provides leadership training.