PIQUA — As part of an initiative to encourage residents to run for seats on the Piqua City Commission, the city of Piqua and Positively Promoting Piqua are sponsoring an upcoming workshop to answer questions on the election process and about the commission.
“Positively Promoting Piqua and the city have come together to put this on,” Mayor Kazy Hinds said.
The workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 17, at 4 p.m. in the commission chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Government Complex, located at 201 W. Water St.
Current commissioners and attorney Michael Gutmann will be on hand to answer questions and to help walk residents through the process. They will be able to talk with residents about what it is like being a commissioner as well as the steps it takes to get there, including how to file a petition for the Miami County Board of Elections correctly in order to get placed on the ballot.
“We’re trying to provide as much assistance as we can,” Hinds said.
Commission seats for Ward 3 and Ward 4 will be on the ballot on Nov. 7, prompting this workshop. Commissioner Joe Wilson of Ward 3 is expected to run for re-election, but commissioner Judy Terry of Ward 4 has announced at previous commission meetings that she does not intend to run again.
“We do need a couple people from that ward to run as well,” Hinds said.
People are encouraged to bring questions, from the election process to what the job of a commissioner entails.
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