Nominees for Moira Shire Council will have an opportunity to showcase why they should be elected at a community forum to be held next week.
The free forum, hosted by the Cobram Courier, will be held in Cobram next Wednesday and is open to all Moira Shire residents.
Candidates will have the opportunity to address the audience and explain why they decided to stand for council and what their priorities are.
Voters will also have a chance to ask questions of the candidates.
All 17 candidates have been invited to the forum at Cobram Uniting Church hall.
Courier editor Jenna Bishop said it would be a chance for the community to hear directly from the candidates about their vision for the shire.
‘‘We believe it’s important for people to have an opportunity to learn as much as they can about the people they are voting for prior to making a decision,’’ she said.
‘‘This is a chance for people to hear about what the candidates are campaigning for and to engage personally with the candidates about local issues and concerns which are important to the community.
‘‘These councillors will represent the community for the next four years, so we want the community to have as much input into the decision as possible.’’
The Moira Shire Council election forum will be held on Wednesday, October 5, from 7pm at the Cobram Uniting Church hall at 10 Hay Ave.
Tea and coffee will be available for a gold coin donation.