Have you ever wanted to run for public office? You’re not the only one. the Charleston Subway Chamber launched a public service training program designed to identify, cultivate and train those interested in running for public office or serving on appointed boards and commissions, the chamber said in a press release.
The program consists of three half-day sessions. Participants will have the chance to meet regional and national experts, learn about campaign fundraising and budgeting, polling, data-driven decision-making and expectations of a civic leader, according to the press release.
Bryan Derreberry, president and CEO of the Charleston Metro Chamber, said the new program represents greater value for the community.
“The Civic Leaders Academy will equip those who wish to get involved in local or state government to gain a deeper understanding of critical issues in our region, learn valuable tools for their future political or council aspirations. administration and make incredible connections with other leaders in our community,” Derreberry said in a statement.
Applications are open now and the deadline to apply for the program is April 15. For more information, contact Bailey Vincett, government relations coordinator with the Charleston Metro Chamber, at 843-471-2611.
Contact Teri Errico Griffis at 843-849-3144.