By CHRIS IRISH
Scottsdale Leadership Executive Director
One of the most impactful ways you can move our community forward is by serving on the City Council. While the November 2010 election may seem far away, decisions to run for office in Scottsdale are being made now. Serving on the Council is a huge commitment but commitment is a word that Scottsdale Leadership graduates know and do well.
Currently, one Scottsdale City Councilmember is a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership www.scottsdaleaz.gov/council/ron_mccullagh.asp. Many, many more of our alumni have the ability to serve in this role. Might you be one of them?
City council candidate packets can be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office and are available online: www.scottsdaleaz.gov/elections. The packet contains a checklist that identifies the documents and forms that must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. May 26, 2010.
Running for public office is a daunting task. But as John F. Kennedy said, “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”
Is it time for you to take action?