public service challenge
This one-day workshop provides practical training open to Evanston residents interested in running for local public office or participating in local campaigns. The workshop was held in October, 2016; the next one will be held before the local elections in 2019.
Attendees at the October, 2016 workshop were interested in the races for both the District 65 and District 202 School Boards and the City Council, along with citywide offices of Mayor and City Clerk.
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 was organized in 2016 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.