League of Women Voters of Greenwich Booklet Available: How to Run for Elective and Appointive Offices

“How to Run – For Greenwich Elective and Appointive Offices,” a publication of the League of Women Voters of Greenwich Educational Fund, has recently been updated by Board member, Dr. Deirdre Kamlani.

This publication is essential reading for Greenwich citizens interested in serving the Town in elective or appointive offices.

It is a comprehensive procedural guide that includes an election timeline as well as the rules and regulations that govern the nomination and election process. This booklet is helpful for those planning to run for office and those who would like to get appointed to a slot on a Town board, commission or committee.

“Our Town is very fortunate to have such talented and involved residents, many of whom play important roles in both elected and appointed offices,” said LWVG Steering Committee member Cyndy Anderson. “For those who may be thinking about putting their skills to work for Greenwich, this updated guide is their roadmap.”

First Selectman Peter Tesei encourages interested citizens to get involved in Town government and has highlighted two positions where more help is currently needed.

“These guides are valuable for the Town to have and we appreciate the work the League does to keep them current. Even now, we have important ways for people to contribute their talents, including on the board of the Nathaniel Witherell Skilled Nursing Facility and the Planning and Zoning Commission,” he said.

Copies of “How to Run For Greenwich Elective and Appointive Offices” are available in the Office of the First Selectman, the Town Clerk and the Registrar of Voters.

Also, copies are also available at all town libraries.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League was founded in 1920 as an outgrowth of the seventy-two year struggle to win voting rights for women. The Greenwich chapter is the largest of the 27 local chapters in Connecticut.