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Penn State Extension Webinar


January 9, 2017
For Immediate Release

From: Judy Chambers, Penn State Extension Adams County
(717) 334 6271 x.313, chambers@psu.edu


For all those people who have ever thought about serving on their school board, borough council or township board – here’s your chance to learn how to do it. Penn State Extension is offering a webinar ‘Toss Your Hat in the Ring’ on Tuesday January 17 and again on Monday February 13 from 6 -7 pm.  The program includes

    • an overview of Pennsylvania local government and the responsibilities of a township supervisor, a borough council member, and a school board director
  • instructions on how to run: filing a petition, reporting campaign expenses and other important informationIn addition to the webinar, Extension is offering a 2-hour workshop version of the program in 7 locations this winter. The fee for webinar or workshop is $25 per person. Details and registration information is available at http://extension.psu.edu/community/ecd/courses/toss-your-hat-in-the-ring   or by contacting Judy Chambers, Penn State Extension chambers@psu.edu, (717) 334-6271

  • The webinar won’t offer campaign tips or strategies; rather the focus is on understanding the roles, responsibilities and personal rewards that come with public service. “The people who run our local governments are our friends and neighbors – people just like us,” explained Penn State Extension Educator Judy Chambers. “You don’t need special training or experience to serve your township, borough or school district. If you’re interested in serving, care about your community, and are willing to learn on the job, we’d like to encourage you to toss your hat in the ring.”

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, call the Penn State Extension Adams County, (717) 334-6271.

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